The Narrowsburg Esplanade project, proposed on the shore of the Upper Delaware Wild and Scenic River, in the town of Narrowsburg NY, had two primary objectives; to rehabilitate and restore the eroded conditions along the riverbank and to create a riverside park providing a connection from Main Street to the river. The fieldstone walls of the terraces are designed to be built in the local bluestone vernacular and employ the regional labor force. The project was conceived  as a model for continuing the craft of traditional stone construction and building a local mason and quarry apprenticeship program, reviving interest in Delaware River bluestone, a resource industry that dates back to the 1860’s and was once an anchor of the economy.

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