Pewter has been around since the Roman Empire and used to create chalices, patens and spoons for ceremonial use. It is an alloy consisting mostly of tin which has been mixed with small amounts of other metals such as copper, lead or antimony to harden it and make it more durable. Early pewter often contained lead to give it strength. Lead causes old pewter to turn it's characteristic dark gray color. Today’s lead-free pewter softens to a very light gray patina. Pewter replicas are made by by melting pewter alloy and casting it into molds. It’s a soft metal which is easily bent or dented. Pewter figurines tend to be produced in a smaller size scale. Souvenir buildings have been made by a variety of pewter-producing companies including: Spoontiques, WAPW (Wales Association of Pewter Works), Hudson, Bates & Klinke, Roycliffe, Superior, and many others. I’ve written beore about pewter replicas like military statues and Union College’s Nott Memorial. Below are some examples and photos of building replicas made of pewter. Do you know of others?