Bluestone, flagstone is a very hard quartzite material found in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York.  Bluestone was quarried as early at 1830 and became most popular in 1848-49 during the building of the Starrucca Viaduct Railroad Bridge still in use today.  This structure consumed 800 men’s work within a 1-year period.  After this project was over, lots of quarrymen/craftsmen continued working in quarries supplying bluestone sidewalks and curbs for many major cities including New York, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Albany and many, many more.  Bluestone was used on many old banks and church structures up and down the East Coast.  Some other buildings include the Statue of Liberty, USA Today Building, New York Yankees Stadium, The Welcome Center on Rt. 81 in Great Bend.

Bluestone comes in a variety of earth tone colors including buff, tan, grey, green, blue, select blue and purple/lilac tones including various shades of all mentioned.