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Dry-Stone Wall Construction: History and Demonstration

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn about the local history and techniques of dry-stone wall construction with Brooks Burleson, Natural Stone Installation, Inc.
February 24, 2024 – 2pm
Location: Residential stone wall in progress — 104 South Occoneechee Street, between King St. & Margaret Lane.
Known for building very substantial dry-stone retaining walls with integrated boulders and slabs – without mortar, Brooks has trained extensively on ancient techniques and, using levers and fulcrums, has placed 9,500-pound rocks without machinery. As a member of The Stone Foundation, Brooks is passionate about sharing this very old knowledge with trainees and the public.
Other Projects:
The Old Town Cemetery and Wendy Olson Arboretum in Hillsborough
Sarah P. Duke Gardens – extensive stonework since 1997
JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh
Trinity Park Bug Walk, Durham
For over 40 years, Brooks has incorporated aesthetics and functionality on stone walls and walkways, hearth ovens, mosaic pathways, and carved stone for homes and public spaces.