The Resource The forgotten stone : a history and analysis of Bermuda stone in Charleston, South Carolina, by Justin M. Schwebler

The forgotten stone : a history and analysis of Bermuda stone in Charleston, South Carolina, by Justin M. Schwebler

Label
The forgotten stone : a history and analysis of Bermuda stone in Charleston, South Carolina
Title
The forgotten stone
Title remainder
a history and analysis of Bermuda stone in Charleston, South Carolina
Statement of responsibility
by Justin M. Schwebler
Title variation
History and analysis of Bermuda stone in Charleston, South Carolina
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout the historic streets of Charleston, South Carolina there is a forgotten and overlooked stone. It is in the narrow gaps between houses, along carriageway walls, underfoot on garden paths, and in foundations of many historic buildings. The forgotten stone of Charleston is Bermuda stone. This thesis provides the history of Bermuda stone in Charleston, South Carolina. This history was written answering the following research questions. How and why was Bermuda stone imported to Charleston? Who were the people bringing Bermuda stone to Charleston and who were the people using it as a building material? When was the period of significance for Bermuda stone importation to Charleston? What are the different uses for Bermuda stone in Charleston, and can a relative value be placed on Bermuda stone as compared to other building materials in the way it was used? What are the basic material properties for Bermuda stone that allow it to be identified in the field? An introduction informs the reader about the material properties of Bermuda stone. These properties were identified by comparison of known Bermuda stone samples from Bermuda to samples of the stone found throughout Charleston. Detailed photography, material definitions, and locations of Bermuda stone in Charleston serve as the field identification guide for future researchers. The aforementioned research questions were answered through exhaustive research in Charleston's libraries and archives. This information was used to construct the history of Bermuda stone in Charleston. The results of this research and material study indicate that Bermuda stone was first used in Charleston by Bermudian immigrants and traders in the late 17th and early 18th centuries and it was imported in great numbers throughout the 18th century. By the 19th century, changing economic ties between Charleston and Bermuda, as well as cheaper locally sourced material like lumber and brick made the importation of Bermuda stone obsolete. Bermuda stone has a long and important history in Charleston. It merits further research and conservation of this material."--Pages ii-iii
Cataloging source
SXC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwebler, Justin M
Dissertation note
Thesis (M.S.H.P.)--Clemson University, 2015.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Limestone
  • Coral limestone
  • Building stones
  • Limestone
  • Coral limestone
  • Building stones
  • Building, Stone
  • Architecture
  • Historic buildings
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Bermuda Islands
Label
The forgotten stone : a history and analysis of Bermuda stone in Charleston, South Carolina, by Justin M. Schwebler
Link
http://tigerprints.clemson.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3173&context=all_theses
Instantiates
Publication
Note
UMI number: 1591133
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The introduction to Bermuda stone -- The history of Bermuda stone in Charleston -- Summary findings and conclusion -- Appendices
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 129 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), facsimiles, maps (chiefly color)
Label
The forgotten stone : a history and analysis of Bermuda stone in Charleston, South Carolina, by Justin M. Schwebler
Link
http://tigerprints.clemson.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3173&context=all_theses
Publication
Note
UMI number: 1591133
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The introduction to Bermuda stone -- The history of Bermuda stone in Charleston -- Summary findings and conclusion -- Appendices
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 129 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), facsimiles, maps (chiefly color)

Library Locations

    • Charleston County Public Library - MainBorrow it
      68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, US
      32.7883294 -79.9309573
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