Legacy of Stone: Saskatchewan's Stone Buildings

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Coteau Books, 2008 - Architecture - 230 pages
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"A spectacular coffee-table book featuring the images and stories of some of Saskatchewan's most impressive stone buildings, along with historical notes on some of the builders who made them."

In words and stunning colour pictures, this book tells the history and the current reality of over 50 fieldstone buildings in Saskatchewan. The book includes an introduction by Bernie Flaman, the provincial heritage architect, an historical overview, and profiles of several of Saskatchewan's most prominent stone masons. The balance of the book is made up of profiles of the buildings - farmhouses, homes in urban communities, places of worship, public buildings and ruins. Margaret Hryniuk, uses her years of journalism experience to present factual yet fascinating profiles of the buildings, and what is known of the people who put them there. Larry Easton's spectacular photgraphs bring these beautiful stone buildings to life, and Frank Kovermaker examines the dimensions and differences of the fieldstone that inhabits the Saskatchewan landscape.

 

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Contents

farmhouses Hams i
87
Town Country Schools
121
Places of Worship
142
Public Buildings
205
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About the author (2008)

Margaret Hryniuk has been writing about heritage buildings since she won a 1978 Saskatchewan Writers' Guild award for her article on the 1896 brick-and-fieldstone Hudson Bay store at Fort Qu'Appelle. Her work has been regularly featured in the Regina Leader-Post and irregularly in national magazines. She is the co-author of "A Tower of Attraction": An Illustrated History of Government House, Regina, Saskatchewan and Regina: A City of Beautiful Houses.

Frank Korvemaker has been employed in the field of heritage conservation for 40 years, as an archaeologist, historian, architectural historian and archivist. Currently employed by the Saskatchewan Archives Board, he previously spent 25 years working as senior historian for the Heritage Branch of Saskatchewan Culture, Youth and Recreation.

Larry Easton is a professional photographer, and editor for the Regina Photo Club. He has received numerous awards for his photos, including First Prize in the Everest Trophy Best-In-Show category of the 2003 Prairie Region of Photographic Arts organization. His photos have been published in Prairies North magazine as well as numerous other publications.

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