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Cobblestone Buildings
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Cobblestone buildings were constructed during the 1800's, found mostly in the Great Lakes region, although they can be found elsewhere in the world. This category is for cobblestone buildings only. (Cobblestone streets and walls will not be accepted).
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Cobblestone buildings were constructed mainly between 1825-1860. It is estimated that there are approximately 700 to 1,200 cobblestone buildings located in New York, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, Vermont, Colorado, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. This type of contruction was used not only for homes, but schools, barns, shops, privies, smokehouses, carriage houses, churches and cemetery receiving vaults. Most cobblestone buildings were Greek Revival architecture style, other styles used were Federal, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Post Colonial and Victorian.

It is believed masons based their technique on cobblestone buildings and outbuildings built during the 14th century in Europe. These buildings were called flints, masons split cobblestones and used limestone mortar in a flush treatment.

A cobblestone is a stone that can be held in one hand, measuring between 2.5 to 10 inches or 64 to 256 mm. The shape is the result of water action, either by glaciers as they melted or wave action of streams and lakes.

The cobblestones were held in place by soft lime mortar made of locally dug sand, powdered lime and water. This type of mortar cured slowly, letting the stones settle and bear weight, sometimes taking 35 years to harden. This slow process allowed buildings time to settle without cracking.

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How to recognize a cobblestone building?

Cobblestones were laid in horizontal rows with decorative mortar treatment to the horizontal and vertical joints. They have large squared corner stones called quoins, which is derived from the French word for corner. The quoins added structural integrity to the corners. They also have lintels (horizontal memebers above doors or windows) and sills (below doors or windows) often made of limestone or sandstone, but were also made of brick, wood or fieldstone.

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Some of these buildings can be found at the National Register of Historic Places website.

Cobblestone Quest is a book written by Rich and Sue Freeman explaining cobblestone construction and listing 17 tours within New York State. Their book was very helpful in creating this category.
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1. Post the coordinates from the front of the building. Many of these buildings are on private property, please be respectful and obtain your coordinates from the side of the road

2. Include City and State, Province, Country

3. Post at least one photo of the building, no photos of GPS or person are required.

4. Any information or history about the building.
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This Wayne County cobblestone sits at the crossroads of a modern cul-de-sac. Likely the only farmhouse for miles around at one time In it's history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 9/30/2014

last visited: never

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Cobblestone BuildingsCobblestone Home, Perinton, New York

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This cobblestone house was built in 1852, originally owned by Jacob Conklin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly

location: New York

date approved: 6/24/2008

last visited: 3/10/2008

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Cobblestone BuildingsCobblestone on 31F, Fairport, NY

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Several cobblestone buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One fact is repeated in each listing: that there are approximately 30 cobblestones in Monroe County. So (obviously), I have made it my mission to waymark the all.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 7/14/2012

last visited: never

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Cobblestone BuildingsWebster Baptist Church - Webster, NY

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Also listed and well described under NRHP category. Listing here in an effort to catalog all 30+ cobblestones in Monroe County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 10/23/2013

last visited: never

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Cobblestone BuildingsThe Dean House, Webster, New York

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This cobblestone house is made of field stones in the 1800's cobblestone style.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly

location: New York

date approved: 1/13/2009

last visited: 1/11/2012

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Cobblestone BuildingsWebster Automotive, Webster, NY

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Built in 1845, this cobblestone building has served many different purposes through the years.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly

location: New York

date approved: 7/9/2008

last visited: 4/29/2008

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Cobblestone BuildingsCobblestone Starbucks - Victor, NY

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I don't know how many cobblestone buildings were built in Ontario County, but this particular one has been repurposed in an area where few of the original homestead remain in this heavily commercialized area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 4/29/2012

last visited: never

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Cobblestone BuildingsCobblestone on High St Extension - Fishers, NY

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This Ontario County cobblestone is not far from the much more visible cobblestone in use as a Starbucks along Route 96, but it is ever so much more authentic.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 4/29/2012

last visited: never

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Cobblestone BuildingsCobblestone Academy

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Former school and current Masonic Lodge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChileHead

location: New York

date approved: 6/21/2009

last visited: 1/5/2012

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Cobblestone Buildings53-55 S Main St - Pittsford, NY

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In my continuing quest for the "30 known cobblestones in Monroe County", I stumbled across this one in downtown Pittsford.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 4/27/2013

last visited: never

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Cobblestone BuildingsHerendeen Homestead, Farmington, New York

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This home is one of the oldest cobblestone buildings in Ontario County, NY

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly

location: New York

date approved: 10/16/2008

last visited: never

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Cobblestone BuildingsAuburn and Rochester Railroad Pumphouse, Fishers, NY

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This pumphouse is the second oldest railroad building in existence in the United States!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly

location: New York

date approved: 6/20/2008

last visited: 6/1/2013

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Cobblestone Buildings2 E Main St - Victor, NY (USA)

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Currently home to Rite of Passage Tattoo parlor, the cobblestone is on the corner of East Main Street (96) and 'Moore Ave (444) in Victor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 12/11/2014

last visited: never

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Cobblestone BuildingsMain St - Victor, NY (USA)

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This cobblestone on the corner of Victor-Manchester Rd and McMahon Rd is currently in use as an antique store.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 12/13/2014

last visited: never

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Cobblestone BuildingsCulver Rd Cobblestone - Rochester, NY

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One of the 30 cobblestones that can be found in Monroe County. This one was nearly swallowed up by additions... on all side except the front facade. A brick building to the south, a commercial laundramat to the north, and wood extensions behind.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 4/11/2012

last visited: never

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Cobblestone BuildingsTinker Farmstead - Henrietta, NY

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One of 13 cobblestones in Henrietta, and preserved as a museum. One of about 130 cobblestones in Monroe County. 1585 Calkins Road, Henrietta, NY 14534

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 1/2/2012

last visited: 5/23/2012

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Cobblestone BuildingsCobblestone Smokehouse

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Cobblestone smokehouse in a nano park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChileHead

location: New York

date approved: 8/6/2009

last visited: 12/31/2011

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Cobblestone BuildingsStewart Cobblestone Farmhouse, Mendon, NY

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Built in 1833, this cobblestone house is part of Mendon Ponds Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly

location: New York

date approved: 7/15/2008

last visited: 9/6/2009

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Cobblestone BuildingsWhitcomb House, Mendon, NY

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This beautiful cobblestone house was built in the 1840's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly

location: New York

date approved: 1/1/2009

last visited: 7/22/2013

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Cobblestone BuildingsLiberty Hill - Henrietta, NY

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Liberty Hill is owned by Rochester Institute of Technology and is provided as a residence to the college president, who traditionally hosts talks and other events monthly. It is also a cobblestone house.. At least it's oldest portions are.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 10/24/2013

last visited: never

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Cobblestone BuildingsAdsit Cobblestone Farmhouse - Mendon, NY

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Corner of Clover Street and Dixon Woods (3871 Clover Street), Mendon, NY 14472

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 1/12/2012

last visited: never

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Cobblestone BuildingsCobblestone Manor, Canandaigua, NY

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Canandaigua Manor is the lone cobblestone building in the City of Canandaigua, only the front of the building remains of cobblestones.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly

location: New York

date approved: 7/10/2009

last visited: never

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Cobblestone BuildingsCobblestone House - 4495 West Henrietta Rd. - Henrietta, NY

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This cobblestone house is located on 4495 West Henrietta Road in Henrietta, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever

location: New York

date approved: 2/18/2010

last visited: 10/23/2013

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Cobblestone Buildings5121 W Henrietta Rd - Henrietta, NY

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Of the 30 known cobblestones in Monroe County, at least 8 of them are found in Henrietta! NY. This one is located just north of the RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) Conference Center on West Henrietta Rd.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 10/23/2013

last visited: never

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Cobblestone BuildingsCarriage Shop - Henrietta, NY

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At 5375 W Henrietta Rd, this building was built as a carriage shop, served as a factory, and is now used as a Moose lodge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 10/23/2013

last visited: never

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