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Florida Limestone-Chert Homes and Buildings



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D Hackett

Summerfield, FL

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Florida Limestone-Chert Homes and Buildings

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This Group is to honor and respect the historical architecture of Florida's early homes.

Group Rules:
1. Any medium allowed, Photography, painting, drawing, digital art, etc.
2. Family friendly. No nudes or so-called 'implied nudity'.
3. Please reference Florida in the description, keywords, or title.
4. Only submit 2 images or less per day, as per guidelines above

History of Florida limestone-chert homes and buildings.

Sustainable construction is hardly a fresh concept. In Florida, there’s no better example than the structures made out of chert, a type of limestone quarried locally. Builders first turned to the material during the Florida land bust in the late-1920s and it saw widespread use during the Great Depression through World War II. Its use declined after the war, but by then it had already become a recognizable part of the city and builders still periodically use it as an architectural embellishment.

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