Flack Block: New Life on Hastings Street

April 26th, 2009
Artisans in the Canadian workshop of Architectural Stone Masonry work on aspects of the re-created entry for Vancouver’s Flack Block. “It was all done by hand,” ASM founder Tony Rogac says. “No machine touched any of that stone.” The detail shows the careful hammer-and-chisel technique needed to produce an intricate, finely detailed ornamental piece.

Artisans in the Canadian workshop of Architectural Stone Masonry work on aspects of the re-created entry for Vancouver’s Flack Block. “It was all done by hand,” ASM founder Tony Rogac says. “No machine touched any of that stone.” The detail shows the careful hammer-and-chisel technique needed to produce an intricate, finely detailed ornamental piece.

Traditional Building magazine recently had an article about the building of The Flack Block’s hand-carved limestone archway. Construction has recently finished on the building, and the archway has been completed for some time, but we thought we’d share this feature with those of you who wanted to know more about the creation of the archway, and the local stone carvers still practicing this craft.

You can see the full article here.