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Here is the book that probably got me very interested in the cast iron buildings and coal chute covers.  Written by Margot Gayle, a preservationist who fittingly lived to a productive 100 years.

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Design Underfoot

One of the prime resource for coal chute covers is this book by Diana Stuart.  I can spend hours just perusing through these pages and try to visit the locations of them so that I may photograph them myself.  But … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to Foundry123!  I am always fascinated by old buildings.  It most likely may have started with this book – a 2nd edition (?) which came out in 1978.  There are four (4) editions in all – 1967, 1978, 1988, … Continue reading

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