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. 

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