Quarrying Exhibit :
Collection:
Quarrying Collection
Description:
Photograph of the Amberg Granite Company (American Granite Company) large stone building, 410 feet long by 100 feet wide. Equipment consisted of two overhead steam travelers and all necessary equipment to cut and polish the granite stone taken from the Argyle, Martindale, and Aberdeen quarries. In the shed were 65 stone cutters and 15 drillers. Including the quarries there were about 300 workers. The stone shed was built in 1888 and razed in 1922.
Notes:
Original prints in file storage.
Catalog Number:
0009.11
Object Name:
Print, Photographic
Print Size:
8 x 10
Search Terms:
Amberg Granite Company
Amberg Stone Shed
American Granite Company
Subjects:
Granite quarrying
Title:
Amberg Granite Company Stone Shed
Kid Tales:
This huge, empty building shown with broken windows was once busy with the shouts of workers, the clanking of hammers and chisels, and the whistle of the steam jennies used to move the heavy granite stones.
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Amberg Granite Company Stone ShedAmberg Granite Company Stone Shed