Volume: 41 | Issue: 2 | Download
ON THE COVER
Sitting on 127 acres of terraced gardens, fountains and pools overlooking the beautiful village of San Simeon in California is Hearst Castle, for which construction commenced in 1919. Among the notable features on the estate, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks, is the Neptune Pool, which was lavishly designed in a Roman style by architect Julia Morgan and features green serpentine and white marble from Vermont.
Currently owned and maintained by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, a major restoration was recently completed that repaired leaks in the concrete shell and replaced the deteriorating marble.
To learn more about the history of the stonework and restoration process, turn to page 32 of this issue of Building Stone.