Video: Building George’s House – Laying the Stone Foundation

In this video, we see how stonemasons Ray Cannetti, Robert Hall, and Kevin Nieto laid the handmade Aquia sandstone foundation stones around and on top of the Washington house’s concrete cradle foundation, which protects original architectural remains underground.  Watch these videos about the concrete cradle and the oyster burning process.

Learn more about the Washington House here and view other videos, photos, and blog posts about the project here.

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Video: Building George’s House – The Cornerstone

Stonemason Ray Cannetti tells us the story behind the cornerstone of the Washington house interpretive replica being built at George Washington’s Ferry Farm.

Learn more about the Washington House here and view other videos, photos, and blog posts about the project here.

Video: Building George’s House – The Foundation Stones: Dressing the Stone

Master Stonemason Ray Cannetti dresses a stone that will be part of the foundation of an interpretive replica of George Washington’s boyhood home being constructed at Ferry Farm in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Watch Part 1: “Splitting the Stone” here.

The George Washington Foundation is undertaking a multi-year venture to build this interpretive replica of the Washington house on its archaeological footprint.  The first phase of the project will also reconstruct the kitchen, the enslaved quarters structure, and an outbuilding as well as recreate the period landscape.

Building George’s House: The Foundation Stones – Splitting the Stone

Master Stonemason Ray Cannetti and his crew split large sandstone boulders into smaller pieces that will then be dressed into foundation stones for an interpretive replica of George Washington’s boyhood home soon to be constructed at Ferry Farm.

The George Washington Foundation has begun a multi-year venture to building this interpretive replica of the Washington house on its archaeological footprint.  The first phase of the project will also reconstruct the kitchen, the enslaved quarters structure, and an outbuilding as well as recreate the period landscape.