Greystone (architecture)

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Greystones are a style of residential building most commonly found in Chicago, Illinois. As the name suggests, the buildings are typically grey in color and were most often built with Bedford Limestone quarried from South Central Indiana.[1] In Chicago, there are roughly 30,000 greystones, usually built as a semi- or fully detached townhouse.[2]

The Francis J. Dewes House, in the Baroque Revival style
The Ida B. Wells-Barnett House, built in the Romanesque Revival style
The King–Nash House, featuring Sullivanesque, Colonial Revival, and Prairie styles

The term "greystone" is also used to refer to buildings in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (known in French as pierre grise). It refers to the grey limestone facades of many buildings, both residential and institutional, constructed between 1730 and 1920.[3]