Friday, March 25, 2016

Hands on a book like this


Further to yesterday's post and my wondering about the seeming lack of documentation about the many historic dry stone walls of Rappahannock County Virginia, there is by contrast a wonderfully informative book written by Jane Wooley's mother about the dry laid walls of Kentucky. 

The many photos and descriptions of walling styles alone make this a book worth getting a hold of. The historic documentation and the insight into the style and origin of the rock fences in the counties surrounding Lexington is thoroughly comprehensive.  

It would be a great benefit to anyone studying the history of walling in North America (or just curious about vernacular building styles) to have as scholarly a book as this one, written about the historic dry stone walls of Virginia.


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