APTNE Building Stone Walking Tour

  • Saturday, June 03, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Boston, MA
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  • Must be a 2017 APTNE member.

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APTNE Building Stone Walking Tour 

Boston, MA

Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Image courtesy of the Boston Public Library

Boston is composed of a fascinating collection of buildings from all ages and architectural styles. The buildings reflect changing fashions in building stone and well as architectural style. This setting is an ideal classroom for urban geology.
Join Emily Burns for a 1.5 to 2-hour walking tour of stone masonry buildings in Boston. Each participant will receive a handout of the tour, including a map. The handout is a chapter from Emily's upcoming Apple ibook, The City Rocks: Learning about Geology with Building Stone. As a professor at the Community College of Rhode Island, Emily takes her students on similar urban geology tours each semester. Lisa Howe, director of the New England branch of Building Conservation Associates, Inc. is the co-leader of the tour. The origin and composition of stones in each building will be discussed. Participants will learn as much basic geology as wanted, depending on individuals' interest and background.

Lunch will be provided at Goody Clancy, 420 Boylston Street, close to the final stop on this fascinating tour.

Members and non-members are welcome. Please register soon, space is limited to 16 people.  Members:  $20, Non-members:  $30

Register here:  Stone Walking Tour Boston

The tour is composed of the following stops:

1. Bedford Building. 99 Bedford Street.
2. John W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse. 5 Post Office Square.
3. Flour and Grain Exchange. 177 Milk Street.
4. Custom House and Tower. 3 McKinley Square.
5. Quincy Market. 1 Faneuil Hall Market.
6. Exchange Building. 53 State Street.
7. Worthington Building. 31-33 State Street.
8. Ames Building. 1 Court Street.
9. Old City Hall. 45 School Street.
10. Plaza behind the Leverett Saltonstall Building. 100 Cambridge Street.
11. The Boston Athenaeum. 10 1/2 Beacon Street.
12. Massachusetts State House. 24 Beacon Street.
13. Robert Gould Shaw/Massachusetts 54th Memorial. Beacon Street.
14. Cathedral Church of St. Paul. 138 Tremont Street.

15. Arlington Street Church. 351 Boylston Street.
16. Brattle Square Church. 110 Commonwealth Avenue.
17. Trinity Church. 206 Clarendon Street at Copley Square.
18. Boston Public Library. 700 Boylston Street at Copley Square.


Walking Building Stone Tour brought to you by our Limestone sponsors, Pilkington Glass and by Walter P. Moore Engineering
Thank You for your support!


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