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I45Tex
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North Texas limestone

Postby I45Tex » 20 Nov 2020 12:59

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THRILLHO wrote:
joshua.dodd wrote:I have glass fatigue at this point.

I'm here too. 30+ years of glass walls dominating american architecture and I'm worn out. This particular project is among the most boring looking of the ones on the horizon.


The "white rock" of Dallas County is just as plentiful as the Hill Country's "Austin stone", but is ours unsuitable for office building facades?
Are there public buildings that it was used for in the way that Indiana limestone or Kasota limestone are?


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OrangeMike
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Re: North Texas limestone

Postby OrangeMike » 20 Nov 2020 18:18

Hall of State at Fair Park
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_of_State

This doesn’t mention a specific source but the limestone was from Texas and used again for the recent restoration:
https://www.dmagazine.com/commercial-re ... -of-state/

The stone that was used was sourced from Dee Brown, Inc., and is the same Texas limestone that was originally used for the building—the color, texture, and size had to be a match.

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Re: North Texas limestone

Postby I45Tex » 20 Nov 2020 19:09

Thanks, OrangeMike.

HL, to clarify, I know local buildings use limestone, I just wanted to know if they used local limestone. The closest those links come to answering this specific question (quarry query?) is that the new Old Parkland included boulders from California, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, Utah, Vermont and Texas in a parking garage sculptural mobile.

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Re: North Texas limestone

Postby OrangeMike » 20 Nov 2020 21:18

The Masonic Temple building downtown that was one of Hannibal’s links is referenced in this article as Texas limestone:
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ice-space/

The exterior is 24-inch-thick Texas limestone — not veneer.


Similar to the Hall of State information I found, there’s no mention of the specific quarry location within the state.


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