SWI2-Ph GreenFenceJamesT
Clues to the location of this wall in Jamestown, Rhode Island. The green mineral is metamorphic chlorite, the yellow lichen likes salt air, the sharp spikes guard ocean-front property, and the mortar is dissolving in the carbonized sea spray.

One cannot understand historical New England without also understanding the story of its stone walls.  Hence, I offer this resource page to help bring anyone up to speed.

  • If you are a complete novice, I suggest starting with the primer.
  • If reading is your thing, try one of the many books on stone walls or this overview in Smithsonian.
  • For internet sites,  cruise through this one and link to the websites of other organizations and people.
  • If you’re looking for something to do, there still are occasional workshops, programs, and talks.
  • Learning about stone walls by building one is an excellent way to get introduced to the subject.
SWI2-Ph Hist-WarOfficeMedMed
The “War Office” in Lebanon, CT, where frequent meetings were held to provision the military campaign of the American Revolution. Such walls were normal then and now.