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It's a kind of sandstone I've not seen before; heavily striated with color (color not so apparent in my lo-rez pics, but definitely colored).

I think it's a silica cemented sandstone, but the red makes me think SW, and it would have been something to have been importing red sandstone in 1888.

Those striations are coming apart nicely on the sills and lintels, and I see all the other stuff.

I'm just looking to see if there's a name for the stone, or if anyone else has any familiarity with it.

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Both of my cast iron septic tank lids were shipped from Calumet in 1885. They were 200 plus pound commodities.

Tens of thousands of tons of red sandstone was shipped via mule drawn barge across NY State nearly 20 years earlier. This is just one example; http://www.babevillebuffalo.com/pictures

Why so surprised that someone would ship "exceptional" stone?

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Interesting. Big deal at the time. Lots of colors.

But, I'm not sure this stuff is Medina Sandstone; it's got the creamiest texture, where I am not even entirely sure it's sandstone, but that's as close a description as I can make.

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