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Legacy of Stone

by Margaret Hryniuk

Legacy of Stone

A spectacular coffee-table book features the images and stories of Saskatchewan's most impressive stone buildings.

In words and stunning colour pictures, this book tells the history and the current reality of over 50 fieldstone buildings in Saskatchewan. The book includes an introduction by Bernie Flaman, the provincial Heritage Architect, a historical overview, and profiles of several of Saskatchewan's most prominent stonemasons. The balance of the book is made up of stories of the buildings ­ farmhouses, homes in urban communities, places of worship, public buildings and ruins.

Margaret Hryniuk uses her years of experience in journalism to present factual yet fascinating accounts of the buildings and what is known of the people who put them there. Larry Easton's spectacular photographs bring these beautiful stone buildings to life, and Frank Korvemaker examines the dimensions and differences of the fieldstone that inhabits the Saskatchewan landscape.

*Coteau Books has made Legacy of Stone available in alternate formats in cooperation with NNELS.


9.5" x 8.5" 260 pages
29.95 CDN; 27.95 USD
E-Book Price
Non-Fiction Tradepaper Adult
Margaret Hryniuk
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About the Author

Margaret Hryniuk has been writing about heritage buildings since she won a 1978 Saskatchewan Writers' Guild award for her article on the 1896 brick-and-fieldstone Hudson Bay store at Fort Qu'Appelle. Her work has been regularly featured in the Regina Leader-Post and irregularly in national magazines. She is the co-author of "A Tower of Attraction": An Illustrated History of Government House, Regina, Saskatchewan and Regina: A City of Beautiful Houses.


Winner, Book of the Year, Saskatchewan Book Awards, 2009
Juror Comments: "'If only these walls could talk, what a story they would tell.' Old walls can't talk, but book authors can - Legacy of Stone, Saskatchewan's Stone Buildings is beautifully produced. The photographs, the interviews, the research - so much Saskatchewan history saved from the 'stone heap' and rebuilt into a book."
Nominated, Regina Book Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards, 2009
Nominated, Award for Publishing, Saskatchewan Book Awards, 2009
Winner, High Plains Book Awards, 2009

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