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Onondaga Limestone
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Onondaga limestone. The dark stone is chert, also known as flint

Onondaga limestone wall in Scajaquada Expressway near Parkside

Onondaga limestone wall along Niagara River. Originally constructed when Erie Canal was being built.

The base rock of the Buffalo Lighthouse is Onondaga limestone

32 Summit Ave: Two story-garage.
1st story: Onondaga limestone which was probably quarried from the back yard, accounting for the slope.
2nd story: clapboard

361 Porter Ave foundation

Hayes Hall on UB's Main Street campus is built of two types of limestone


Delaware Park, near Parkside Lodge. Former site of Onondaga limestone quarry (next Illustration)

  Delaware Park, near Parkside Lodge. Onondaga limestone quarry



Special thanks to Jerry Bastedo and John Opera supplying much of the information of this page.
Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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