Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum

Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum "to preserve Quincy's granite history for future generations"
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Where is Quincy Granite?Lincoln Park, Chicago IllinoisWilliam Shakespeare MonumentThis #bronze monument of #Shakespeare,...
07/12/2021

Where is Quincy Granite?

Lincoln Park, Chicago Illinois
William Shakespeare Monument

This #bronze monument of #Shakespeare, by
William Ordway Partridge was dedicated on April 23 1894. It sits on a Pedestal of Quincy Granite made by the Granite Railway Company. Partridge deliberately designed the pedestal low as he said Shakespeare belongs to be among the people whom he loved so dearly.
#quincyhistory #quincybeyondtheadamsfamily #quincyquarryandgraniteworkers #quincyquarryandgraniteworkersmuseum
#whereisquincygranite #quincyma #granite #granitequarries #granitehistory #WilliamOrdwayPartridge #williamshakespeare #GraniteRailwayCompany #chicago #lincolnparkchicago

Where is Quincy Granite?

Lincoln Park, Chicago Illinois
William Shakespeare Monument

This #bronze monument of #Shakespeare, by
William Ordway Partridge was dedicated on April 23 1894. It sits on a Pedestal of Quincy Granite made by the Granite Railway Company. Partridge deliberately designed the pedestal low as he said Shakespeare belongs to be among the people whom he loved so dearly.
#quincyhistory #quincybeyondtheadamsfamily #quincyquarryandgraniteworkers #quincyquarryandgraniteworkersmuseum
#whereisquincygranite #quincyma #granite #granitequarries #granitehistory #WilliamOrdwayPartridge #williamshakespeare #GraniteRailwayCompany #chicago #lincolnparkchicago

Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum mourns the passing of our longtime friend and tour organizer extraordinaire, Vi...
07/08/2021

Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum mourns the passing of our longtime friend and tour organizer extraordinaire, Vic Campbell. VIC was instrumental in teaching people about our Granite Railway history with his Quarry to Wharf tours for many years.

Here is a link to the Mass Bay RR page where Vic was very active. You can read a beautifully written story about Vic on their homepage.
http://www.massbayrre.org/

Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum mourns the passing of our longtime friend and tour organizer extraordinaire, Vic Campbell. VIC was instrumental in teaching people about our Granite Railway history with his Quarry to Wharf tours for many years.

Here is a link to the Mass Bay RR page where Vic was very active. You can read a beautifully written story about Vic on their homepage.
http://www.massbayrre.org/

Where is Quincy Granite?School of Applied Design , Lexington Avenue New York CityDuring the year of 1906 Robert Cantley ...
07/08/2021

Where is Quincy Granite?

School of Applied Design , Lexington Avenue New York City
During the year of 1906 Robert Cantley , the new owner of the Lyons Turning Mill made these columns using stock from his Goldleaf Quarry that was next to his turning mill.
A spur track of the Quarry Railroad skirted the north bank of the quarry with a gradual grade to another track that led to the mill. ( today this area is occupied by the Granite Links Ballroom and parking lot

Where is Quincy Granite?

School of Applied Design , Lexington Avenue New York City
During the year of 1906 Robert Cantley , the new owner of the Lyons Turning Mill made these columns using stock from his Goldleaf Quarry that was next to his turning mill.
A spur track of the Quarry Railroad skirted the north bank of the quarry with a gradual grade to another track that led to the mill. ( today this area is occupied by the Granite Links Ballroom and parking lot

Where is Quincy Granite?Hancock Cemetery , Quincy MA.Freeman Hunt monument.  Freeman Hunt 1804 -1858 was a noted magazin...
04/13/2021

Where is Quincy Granite?

Hancock Cemetery , Quincy MA.
Freeman Hunt monument. Freeman Hunt 1804 -1858 was a noted magazine publisher in nineteenth century New York, most known for being the editor of Hunt’s Merchant Magazine.
This Quincy granite monument ,an obelisk 16 feet high is located near the graves of his mother and sister.Simple in form ,it stands on a gracefully curved base, ornamented with deep grooves, after the French style of rusticating . It was made at the McGrath , Mitchell & Co. stone shed. (Raised Letters were an expensive touch in the days before pneumatic tools. )
From the files of Joe Chetwynd

Where is Quincy Granite?Boston MA. MBTA subway stations#bostonma #boston #mbta #trainstation#quincyhistory #quincybeyond...
04/09/2021

Where is Quincy Granite?

Boston MA. MBTA subway stations
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Where is Quincy Granite?

Boston MA. MBTA subway stations
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Where is Quincy Granite?#MountWollaston#Cemetery, Quincy MA.#worldwar2 Memorial. Dedicated on Memorial Day 1954 ,the mon...
04/06/2021

Where is Quincy Granite?
#MountWollaston#Cemetery, Quincy MA.
#worldwar2 Memorial. Dedicated on Memorial Day 1954 ,the monument was unveiled by Mayor #AmelioDellaChiesa, a #GoldStar father. The monument is nine feet wide by six feet high and one foot thick. Polished Quincy granite, it was manufactured by W.C. Cannif & Sons Inc. At their Penn Street South Quincy plant.
Photo by Emc Wikipedia and information from the files of Joe Chetwynd.
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Where is Quincy Granite?
#MountWollaston#Cemetery, Quincy MA.
#worldwar2 Memorial. Dedicated on Memorial Day 1954 ,the monument was unveiled by Mayor #AmelioDellaChiesa, a #GoldStar father. The monument is nine feet wide by six feet high and one foot thick. Polished Quincy granite, it was manufactured by W.C. Cannif & Sons Inc. At their Penn Street South Quincy plant.
Photo by Emc Wikipedia and information from the files of Joe Chetwynd.
#whereisquincygranite #quincyma #granite #granitequarries #granitehistory #quincyhistory #quincyhistorybeyondtheadamsfam #quincyquarryandgraniteworkers #quincy #granitequarries

Where is Quincy Granite?#BurialHill, #PlymouthMA .#RobertCushman (1577~ 1625) Memorial. He was an important leader and o...
03/30/2021

Where is Quincy Granite?

#BurialHill, #PlymouthMA .
#RobertCushman (1577~ 1625) Memorial. He was an important leader and organizer of the #Mayflower voyage in 1620. The obelisk is Quincy granite , 25 feet high with bronze tablets. Although he is buried in England, his descendants erected this memorial in 1857. At that time the remains of his son and other family members were found and buried within a space below the monument. The monument was made by Charles R. Mitchell & Company Quincy MA.
Information from the files of Joe Chetwynd
#whereisquincygranite #quincyma #granite #granitequarries #granitehistory #quincyhistory #quincyhistorybeyondtheadamsfam #quincyquarryandgraniteworkers #quincy #granitequarries

Where is Quincy Granite?

#BurialHill, #PlymouthMA .
#RobertCushman (1577~ 1625) Memorial. He was an important leader and organizer of the #Mayflower voyage in 1620. The obelisk is Quincy granite , 25 feet high with bronze tablets. Although he is buried in England, his descendants erected this memorial in 1857. At that time the remains of his son and other family members were found and buried within a space below the monument. The monument was made by Charles R. Mitchell & Company Quincy MA.
Information from the files of Joe Chetwynd
#whereisquincygranite #quincyma #granite #granitequarries #granitehistory #quincyhistory #quincyhistorybeyondtheadamsfam #quincyquarryandgraniteworkers #quincy #granitequarries

Where is Quincy Granite?#ForrestHillsCemetery ,#BostonMA.Firemen’s Memorial . A  nine foot  three inch bronze  statue by...
03/23/2021

Where is Quincy Granite?

#ForrestHillsCemetery ,#BostonMA.
Firemen’s Memorial . A nine foot three inch bronze statue by John Wilson of Boston stands on top of a Quincy granite pedestal for a total height of twenty six feet. Dedicated in June of 1909, the lot contains 249 burial sites in order to pay tribute to deceased members so that they would be assured of a final and decent resting place .
The four bronze bas reliefs depict the spirit of Louis Maurer’s famous series of prints
“The Life of a Fireman” The granite base was manufactured by J.M. White& Sons
Photo by Jp16103 Wikipedia
#fireman #firemanmemorial #louismaur
#whereisquincygranite #quincyma #granite #granitequarries #granitehistory #quincyhistory #quincyhistorybeyondtheadamsfam #quincyquarryandgraniteworkers

Where is Quincy Granite?

#ForrestHillsCemetery ,#BostonMA.
Firemen’s Memorial . A nine foot three inch bronze statue by John Wilson of Boston stands on top of a Quincy granite pedestal for a total height of twenty six feet. Dedicated in June of 1909, the lot contains 249 burial sites in order to pay tribute to deceased members so that they would be assured of a final and decent resting place .
The four bronze bas reliefs depict the spirit of Louis Maurer’s famous series of prints
“The Life of a Fireman” The granite base was manufactured by J.M. White& Sons
Photo by Jp16103 Wikipedia
#fireman #firemanmemorial #louismaur
#whereisquincygranite #quincyma #granite #granitequarries #granitehistory #quincyhistory #quincyhistorybeyondtheadamsfam #quincyquarryandgraniteworkers

01/30/2021

Where is Quincy Granite?

Charles Street, Boston MA. The Liberty Hotel @liberty_hotel was once the Suffolk County Jail and has been transformed into a luxury hotel.
Photos by tablet hotels.com
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07/20/2020

Here is an interesting story that appeared in The Bangor Daily Whig and Courier on May 9th 1855

On Monday an admiring crowd surrounded a noble pair of oxen standing together separate in our principal square. They were cherry red, though we should think of good part Durham blood, we should guess 7 1/2 feet in girth, of admirable proportions, and so gentle that the small boys delighted to pull their ears. We learn that they were sold by one of our best farmers,Mr. Horace Littlefield of Waldo (Maine) to the Quincy Granite Company, for two hundred and twenty dollars. Where is the man who thinks there is nothing to be made by farming? Mr. L. Has another pair for which he is offered the same price.
(The Quincy Granite Company was located in Belknap Square, West Quincy , on the site now occupied by Curry Hardware )

06/30/2020

Granite Trivia.....

This story was originally printed in the Boston Mercantile Journal In 1835

We are proud of our Quincy granite ,as affording an excellent Material for building , but it is not unlikely that in a few years granite and marble will be suffered to remain unmolested, and stone of any kind and in blocks of any size, will be manufactured to order. An English paper states that a system of making stone from a composition of lime, gravel & etc., is now in successful operation at Latham in England. Stones to any pattern are made in the most perfect form, and which for beauty and neatness of appearance cannot be exceeded by real stone. The whole process of making ,facing and polishing a stone of five hundred weight ,after the materials are prepared ,does not occupy more then twenty minutes. It is rather soft at first and requires some time to harden before it can be safely placed in the building, but it hardens in time ,until it is in a state of petrifaction ,perhaps Harder and more durable than the ordinary quality of English quarry stone.This artificial stone has already come in to general use at Brighton ,and some very large buildings In London are now being constructed with it.

(It would take almost one hundred years in the United States before concrete replaced granite or stone as a chief building material.)

05/29/2020

We at the museum have been thrilled with all the positive feedback received from our series "Where is Quincy Granite?". Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers would like to thank Tom Bonomi, our historian, for all his dedication and hard work. Without Tom, this series would not have been possible. We will continue this series for as long as we can. If you have a desire to see tons more pictures and information please visit our museum. We follow strict social distancing and request that you wear a mask for your health and that of others. Thank you! Any questions on hours or location please call us at 617-472-1322

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100 Quarry Hills Drive
Quincy, MA
02169

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“ to preserve Quincy's and surrounding towns' granite history for future generations"

At the present time a group is forming interested in establishing a Quincy quarry museum. This group plans to establish a museum to show the history of quarrying and stone cutting and its relationship to the industrialization of this industry as it relates to the history of Quincy. This part of Quincy's history is being lost to future generations.

The focus of this museum will be on all areas of the granite industry. These areas will include quarrying of stone, manufacturing of stone products, transportation of the stone and buildings built of Quincy granite. Another mission will be to bring this hisory to the citizens of Quincy. We are also interested in acquiring any memorabilia related to the granite industry. All donated memorabilia will be part of the collection belonging to the Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum. Any pictures will be scanned and returned.

The Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum is a Quincy based organization and is not affiliated with a group called Blue Hill Adventure and Quarry Museum. There has been some confusion and misinformation given out about our group's relationship with Blue Hill Adventure and Quarry Museum. If there are any questions related to this matter, please contact us at [email protected] or call 1-781-600-6728 or write us at Quincy Quarry Museum, P.O. Box 690724, Quincy, MA 02269.

Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum is a 501c(3) organization. Membership and contributions are tax deductible to extent provided by law.


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