Apr 23, 2008

Formstone: A Maryland Tradition Since 1937

(PPNA) - John Waters called it the “polyester of brick.” In Baltimore, we call it Formstone, a brand name that describes the cementious materials applied to exterior walls, and manipulated to look like stone. Other brand names include “Permastone” and others.
... Bland and homely, Formstone stimulates profound passions. In some areas, the first sign of Yuppie-fication is the appearance of scaffolding, and the disappearance of Formstone. But according to some architectural historians and nostalgia buffs, this simulated masonry may be worthy of preservation. Continued

Photo: Formstone, Havre de Grace, Maryland. Canon EOS 30D & EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS lens