Quincy (Kwin' zee), Massachusetts, City of Presidents and Birthplace of the American Dream
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Thursday is "This Old Building" Day
Today I am sharing a building facade from "Granite Town" also known at St. George in New Brunswick, Canada. I thought it appropriate seeing as we call ourselves "Granite City."
St. George's granite industry began in 1862, (later than Quincy's). "St. George red and black" was quarried and transformed in their local sheds for more than 60 years. It was used in buildings and cemeteries across North America.
St. George supplied columns and stone for the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Boston as well as the American Museum of Natural History in New York and Ottawa's Parliament Building, to name a few.