Welcome To Russell Stone Products
Russell Stone Products is a supplier of dimensional sandstone products including
the original Roaring Run and Bloom Run Sandstone.
Find out more about sandstone building products.
This web site is to introduce ourselves in regards to our dimensional sandstone
quarry. This is a quick overview of our dimensional sandstone operation.
We are a Pennsylvania certified minority owned company located in central PA.
Our quarry has been in existence since the 1800's but closed in the 1920's and
remained closed until we re-opened the quarry in 2002. At our manufacturing site
we have all the equipment necessary to do anything from sawing, rock facing, to
polishing our sandstone product to your desired specifications.
Since reopening in 2002, we have supplied building stone for the restoration work
at Princeton University Chapel which won the Restoration and Renovation 2004
Tucker Award in Stone World magazine ( 9/04 edition), Mansfield, Pennsylvania
Welcome Center on Rte. 15 for Pen-dot, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre International
Airport, and many other projects.
Thank you for viewing our web site and we would be very interested in assisting
you with any projects with our sandstone.
Contact Russell Stone Products today, for more information on our sandstone.
"Over A 100 Year History With Curwensville Stone"
Stone used in more notable projects:
Princeton University Chapel
Cathedral of Learning at Pittsburgh University
New Castle Post Office
Clearfield Post Office
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Chicago's Machinery Hall for Worlds Fair in 1893
Princeton University Chapel Renovation
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre International Airport
New Castle Street Scape
Capitol Visitors Center , Washington D.C.
The Dickinson School of Law of
The Pennsylvania State University
The H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens in The
Arboretum at Penn State
Metro at Midtown Fountain
The Dickinson School of Law of
The Pennsylvania State University At
The Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center At
The University of Virginia
Salamander Resort & Spa
The California University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Museum of Art Expansion
Penn State University – Harris Hall
West Virginia Visitor Center
All photos herein are the property of Russell Stone Products and cannot be used without
written consent. They are intended for private use only. Since computer monitors and
color perception will differ, all photographs should be considered as representative
portrayals only. Before ordering stone we strongly suggest you obtain samples.
The Story Behind Russell Stone Products
Russell Stone Products ships sandstone
anywhere in the world.
When the first of the quarries opened in the mid 1800s, Curwensville was barely
50 years old. Bloom's Run Quarry was first to open in the 1840s or 1850s in the
small village of Greenville. Bloom’s Run expanded as a distinguished sandstone
marketer. Then in 1888 the Roaring Run Quarry, opened in Pike Township.
There was a big demand for Curwensville sandstone when the construction of the
infamous Rockville Bridge, north of Harrisburg was completed. Curwensville
contributed a great deal of the sandstone used in the project. The completion of
this project lead to other structures rising from the sandstone of Curwensville
including Princeton’s wondrous University Chapel, Philadelphia Museum of Art,
Cathedral of Learning at Pittsburgh University, and Chicago’s Machinery Hall of
World’s Fair in 1893, and countless other landmarks.
In 1920s the end of the Curwensville quarries was near. As a result of an ailing
economy and the use of more cost-effective concrete, Roaring Run was the only
quarry still operating. The last structure built from Roaring Run sandstone was in
1934. The quarries would virtually laid untouched for 70 years.
Quarries of Curwensville. The People, the Legacy. Author: Ed Morgan
The History of the Quarries.