Dry Stone Projects HP

Historical and Preservation Projects 


1/2019 Historical Ellicott City, College Ave. Complete strip out and Rebuild 100+ local granite stone retaining wall 2'-3'H, first section wall completed 76' L. Tie stones placed randomly in wall, below grade foundation stone added, tall faces set length in when suitable, back wall added for extra support. 







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June/July 2017, Delaware Water Gap PA NPS - Childs Park, Retaining Wall Historic Repair - Rebuild.  Onsite training of 16 National Park Employees over a 3 week period. CLICK TO SEE MORE IMAGES
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11/2016 Gettysburg Battlefield National Park, Instructor/ Dry Stone Project Coordinator for HPTC - National Park Service. Design and Build Sample wall for approval for wall project. Start of project first 75ft wall only. Lead training and build for start of initial project. 3 weeks on site.  CLICK TO SEE MORE IMAGES
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8/2016 Hopewell Furnace NPS, Historic Retaining Wall Repair - Rebuild. Instruct training - design - build, lead start of project Dry Stone Project Coordinator for HPTC - National Park Service



Rebuild of east headrace sections 3' +/- H dry laid stone retaining wall most likely built in 1771 to supply the water to the water wheel to run the furnace. The wall was then rebuilt in 1939 by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) and then again in 1984 NPS Williamsport Preservation Training Center of Williamsport, MD. Documentation of the project can be found in the park’s central file H3015, and in the archives accessioned as HOFU- 936. Black- and- white photographs documenting the deteriorated condition of the wall in 1983, and its reconstruction in 1984. CLICK TO SEE MORE IMAGES
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Fall 2015 Rutland Vermont - Historical Residential property.  Remove - Rebuild back to similar style as original with structural changes. Original wall sections can be view at end of photos.  Hand shaped quartz boulders with face chinking as original required by homeowner. All stone was removed to off site location then brought back in. Granite tie stones had been added every 3 feet on center to build halfway up wall. The roadway was expanded and raised. This road side wall had to be removed and rebuilt to accommodated new roadway expansion and updates. Project was supervised and managed by Mora Stone VT. Supported Project by working 2 weeks on the build. DSWA Certified level 1-3 wallers only.  CLICK TO SEE MORE IMAGES


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2010 Summer Wyman Park - Dell, Historic Retaining Wall Remove - Replace,  Baltimore MD, DSC project. 1,400 Linear Feet Butler Stone. Supported Project by working 4 weeks on the build, assisted with sourcing of stone supplier and lodging.  CLICK TO SEE MORE IMAGES -BLOG

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