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Cast-iron walkway, steps, storefront, Cast-Iron District, New York, NY.  

Cast Iron

Properties

  1. Iron, Wikipedia
  2. Cast iron, Wikipedia
  3. Abraham Darby III,1750 – 1791 (Wikipedia)
  4. The Iron Bridge (1779) Coalbrookdale, Shropshire (Wikipedia)

History of Architectural Uses

  1. Cast-Iron Architecture in America: The Significance of James Bogardus, W. W. Norton & Company; 1st ed edition, 1998. View on Amazon.
  2. Badgers Illustrated Catalogue of Cast Iron Architecture. New York: Dover Publications, 1982. View on Amazon.
  3. Gray, Christopher. An 1858 Cast-Iron Palazzo, Now in Its Blue Period. New York Times, May 1, 2005.
  4. Gayle, Margot. Cast-Iron Architecture in New York: A Photographic Survey. New York: Dover Publications, 1974. View on Amazon.

Conservation

  1. Waite, John G. The Maintenance and Repair of Architectural Cast Iron, Preservation Briefs 27, TPS, Washington, DC:TPS, National Park Service, USDI, 1991.
  2. Deck, Clara. The Care and Preservation of Cast Iron. The Henry Ford Museum, 2001.
  3. Lee, Antoinette, J. Lee. "Cast Iron in American Architecture: A Synoptic View," in The Technology of Historic American Buildings, H. Ward Jandl, editor, Washington, DC: Foundation for Preservation Technology, 1983, pp.97-116.
  4. Pioneer Square Pergola, Seattle, WA