Deerfield — New Jersey — USA — 19 April 2012
Nikon D 300 w/ 18/70 mm lens, FL 22 mm, ISO 200, 5 exp @ -2 to +2.
HDR combined in Photomatix
200 views as of 10 Sept 2012
Brownstone, although not yet officially recognized as the state rock is a type of sandstone, that forms from the cementing together of sand grains. The stone dates back approximately 210 million years to the Late Triassic Period, the early days of the dinosaurs. It formed from sand deposited by rivers in a desert environment.Brownstone was used as a building stone in thousands of houses, apartments, churches, libraries, bridges, and train stations built in the northeastern United States between the early 1700’s and about 1900. New Jersey was the nation’s most important producer of brownstone and supplied most of the material used in New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia.
One of many buildings in New Jersey made of Jersey sansdstone. Another fine exampe of this stone is Nassau Hall on the Princeton University Campus.