Granite Quarry, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

As I noted in an earlier post, granite quarrying was long a major activity in Rockport, with granite first commercially excavated here in 1823. The most prominent of the quarry companies, the Rockport Granite Company, was in business from 1865 to 1933. The quarry pictured here is not identified. It could be Flat Ledge Quarry.

Rockport granite was shipped all over the world. It can be found in New York in the bases of the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge and in six Central Park Monuments, in Boston in the Custom House Tower and Longfellow Bridge, and in the Charlestown, Mass., and Portsmouth, N.H., navy yards, to name but a few places.

This postcard has no date or postmark. It was published by The Metropolitan News Company of Boston, which was in business from 1905 to 1916.

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2 Responses to Granite Quarry, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

  1. Pingback: Steel Derrick Quarry, as an Active Quarry Circa 1910 | Vintage Rockport

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