Posted by: Brian | November 7, 2009

Limestone Rubble

Miles, Gao, and Shakira excavating the limestone rubble layer at the Hamline Methodist Church site

Miles, Gao, and Shakira excavating the limestone rubble layer at the Hamline Methodist Church site

After what seemed like weeks of digging sand and gravel fill at the church site, we finally uncovered the remains of the church interior on Thursday. We found a pretty impressive layer of limestone rubble at about 140 cm below the ground surface. I assume this rubble layer is the limestone knocked off the foundation during the demolition of the church after the fire in 1925. Our plan is to finish cleaning the limestone layer, map and photograph it, then see what’s underneath. Presumably we’ll find anything that was left in the church after the fire. It could be interesting.

More photographs below

Muddy Limestone Rubble 2

Lauren, Ashley, and Josh trowling the mud off the rubble layer.

Excavating Gravel Fill 2

Half way there - Photo from earlier in the dig when we still had a ways to go.

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