Wallace Sandstone: "Building Stones for a Nation"

Creator(s): Wallace and Area Museum

This exhibit examines the story and development of the sandstone formation in Wallace, Nova Scotia. Beginning with an introduction to Wallace, Nova Scotia, this study tells the story of the nearly 200 years of sandstone quarrying at Wallace and Wallace River. Starting in 1811, Wallace stone has been used in buildings in at least nine Canadian provinces and several American states, including Massachusetts, New York and California. Its beauty, durability and access to shipping made it a prize for building contractors.

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