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A Passion for Fireplaces Home Jan. 2007
The fireplace dates back as early as the 1700s, gaining real popularity in the 18th century in the Victorian era. Fireplaces during this time were small and shallow. They were used more out of necessity than appearance; however, the Victorians did feel that a fireplace added a touch of class, providing homes with a cozy, quanit enviroment. Ben Franklin played an important role in the invention of the fireplace. pg. 12-14
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Cast Stone Fireplaes Article
The Method to Mastery is Hard-Won Architectural Digest Jun. 2006
"THE METHOD TO MASTERY IS ALWAYS HARD-WON. But for Richard Carey, an artisan's artisan, plainspoken philosopher and astute businessman, it's actually set in stone. Carey, who founded Stone Legends, the 16-year-old Dallas-based source for cast stone designs, had an admittedly rocky time in school because of undiagnosed dyslexia. But, he says, "Every time I used my hands, I prospered." pg. 118
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Richard Carey Article from Architectural Digest
The Evolution of Outdoor Chic Home Improvement Dallas Feb. 2006
Fire Pits "The Evolution of Outdoor Chic" The first thought that comes to my mind when you mention a "fire pit" is camping out under the starts. I can remember campouts with my fellow girl scouts and the thrill of hunting and scavenging for rocks to encircle the pit we had dug. Once the pit was prepared, we would begin gathering kindling and wood for the fire. pg. 42

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Outdoor Fireplaces
The Hottest Trend in Home Design Home Improvement Dallas Nov. 2005
Outdoor Rooms "The Hottest Trend in Home Design" As a little girl growing up in East Texas, long blonde hair flowing down to my waist, I would sit in front of the warm comfort of our fireplace to dry my hair before going to bed. While home for winter break from the University of Texas in Austin, I can remember lounging for hours on the stone hearth of our fireplace that I had missed so much while away at college. pg. 54
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Outdoor Fireplaces
The Romance of Cast Stone Traditional Building Mar./Apr. 2000
How we almost lost an art. The history of cast stone is well known. It has been used in basically the same technique, except for some enhancements to the design mix, for at least the last 2500 years. The Romans favored it as building material because of its beauty, durability and cost effectiveness. Contemporary cast stone has changed little since that time. pg. 16

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The Romance of Cast Stone
Restoration of 1922 Turtle Creek Estate Dallas Morning News, 10/17/2010, Pg.1L
Article on the restoration of a Georgian style estate in the Turtle Creek area of Dallas, Texas. Stone Legends produced the front porch, side porch and cast stone for the back of the building.

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Restoration Project, Turtle Creek