30 May Porch Repair in Pennsylvania

Here are a few pictures sent to us from our customer who needed a foundation repair in Monongahela, PA.  A car ran into the foundation of this early 1900s bungalow, blasting a sizable hole and destroying the historic rock face block.  With our exact replicas the...

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191 Postcard Inn Lakeside Block Face Rock Classic

25 Jan Lakeside Inn Renovation – Mount Dora, FL

Being in the business of manufacturing historic building materials, we often get to work with clients who have some pretty neat properties.  The Lakeside Inn happens to be one of those properties.  Settled in the town of Mount Dora, FL, one hour north of Orlando, is the...

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01 Jul Historic Design and Good Wine

Earlier this spring our owner ventured up to Minnesota for a family wedding.  Little did he know it would take place at the gorgeous facility of one of our customers!  Settled in the gently rolling hills of Minnesota’s Sogn Valley, just south of Minneapolis, is...

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19 May Hometown Porch Renovation

Let’s take a look at a project we helped out with here in our hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana.  First though, I’ll give you little background on the amazing neighborhood this house is located in. Just to the west of our downtown you’ll find the West...

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Ad Silo Barn Farm Block Sears Concrete Rusticated Face Rock Classic

25 Apr Rock Face Block on the Farm

Not only is rock face (rusticated) concrete block found on homes and commercial buildings across the country, it was also frequently used to construct farm buildings during the early 20th century.  Makers of the block machines specifically targeted farmers, encouraging them to use rock face...

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24 Mar Sears Kit Home Rock Face History

Sears also manufactured and sold the small caste iron machines used to make these blocks. The machines and the block were promoted by Sears as a low cost alternative to natural stone and brick. They touted the insulating properties, safety in that is was fireproof,...

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