Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Limestone Heritage and Architecture

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Bloomington is located in the heart of limestone country, and boasts a proud heritage of working with the celebrated stone.  Monroe County and nearby Lawrence County still produce up to 60% of the limestone used in the world today! 

You’ll see a wide range of historical and architectural landmarks throughout the IU campus, the City of Bloomington, Monroe County and beyond! Stop by the Bloomington Visitors Center for information on walking tours that highlight architectural treasures throughout the area or to learn more about how Bloomington Limestone has been used around the world.

If you happen to visit in June, check out the Indiana Limestone Symposium, held each year at the Bybee Stone Company in nearby Ellettsville along with an annual Carved in Stone exhibit held in downtown Bloomington. The symposium and exhibit are just two of the many events and activities scheduled for the month of June, which has now been designated as Limestone Month in Monroe and Lawrence Counties. For more information, visit www.limestonemonth.org.