Re­ha­bil­i­tat­ing his­toric Red­stone Villa

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It took two months and al­most six tons of col­ored mor­tar, but Red­stone Villa is “back in shape for an­other 60-70 years”, ac­cord­ing to Jay Lawrence, owner of JL Ma­sonry. “The build­ing is solid now and it was a great honor to re­store some­thing with such his­toric value.”

Red­stone – an early 20th Gothic Re­vival-Ital­ianate style manor lo­cated at 7 For­est Hill Drive in St. Albans-was built in 1865 at the end of the Civil War by John W. New­ton on prop­erty pur­chased from Wor­thing­ton C. Smith. The ma­sons used Swanton red mar­ble in the con­struc­tion of the 21-room home over­look­ing Lake Cham­plain, but over the years the mor­tar had failed and in some places was miss­ing deep into the 1.5 foot thick mar­ble walls.

“The re-point­ing has re­ally has perked the build­ing up quite a bit,” said John Dan­forth, ad­min­is­tra­tor.

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(L-R) Jay Lawrence, Adam Mullen, Pat Jenk­ins and Tyler Miller

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