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    • Railway line through Independent Limestone Company

    • Independent Limestone Company; Railroads; Quarries and quarrying; Dimension stone
    • A view of a railway line running right through the quarry. Quarry developers were ever mindful of location when selecting a site--while they could utilize existing state and federal tracks, they were responsible for financing the construction of...
    • Matthews Brothers magazine advertisement

    • Advertising--Building materials; Commercial buildings; Church buildings; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Advertisements like this one illustrating the way in which limestone was processed were common fare in local newspapers and magazines, alike. This page features a small photo of the Matthews Brothers plant and example building photos.
    • Quarry workers

    • Employees; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Although women occasionally found employment in the front office as secretaries, bookkeepers and the like, the stone working was a profession overwhelmingly dominated by white males, a fact aptly demonstrated in this photograph. William Matthews,...
    • Exterior view of a limestone mill

    • Limestone mills; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • An exterior shot of the factory, probably dating from the late 19th century. The block is painted with the number that corresponds to the drafting ticket for the mill.
    • Railroad tracks running through a mill

    • Quarries and quarrying; Limestone mills; Employees; Railroads; Dimension stone; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • As this image demonstrates, the railway track often ran directly into the mill to ensure greater transport efficiency and cost effectiveness. The railways often transported the stone properly cutor in the process of being cutlocated on the left...
    • Smithville News 1908-09-04

    • Monroe County (Ind.); Clear Creek (Monroe County, Ind. : Township); Smithville (Ind.); Smithville (Ind.) -- Smithville News; Deckard Family; Luzadder, John E.; Thrasher Family; Fox Family; Sylvester Family; McMillen's Mill
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    • From Quarry to Cathedral

    • Quarries and quarrying; National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.); Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Describes the quarrying and production of stone for the Washington Cathedral; with aerial view of Matthews quarries.
    • Exterior view of an early limestone mill

    • Employees; Limestone mills; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • In this exterior shot of an early limestone mill, several figures can be seen posing in front of the workshops in the background. Stacked stone in the gang saws inside bar on the left onto diamond saw, which were inverted for the planer.
    • Bull wheel

    • Employees; Derricks; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • In this image, worker Joe Berry operates a Bull Wheel, a platform atop which derricks rested that could be rotated 360 degrees, allowing for derricks to transport stone in different parts of the quarry. "Return to Fred Barrett" written on back.
    • Quarry workers taking a break

    • Employees; Stone-cutting tools--Lone star drill; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • In this scene, workers can be seen taking a break from stonework. Most can be seen holding lone star drills, commonly used at a time when the more effective channeling machines were only gradually making their way into the industry. Pictured in the...
    • Smithville News 1909-10-01

    • Monroe County (Ind.); Clear Creek (Monroe County, Ind. : Township); Smithville (Ind.); Smithville (Ind.) -- Smithville News; Deckard Family; Fox Family; Harrell Family; Warring Family; Wisley Family; Knights of Pythias
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    • Four gang-saw mill

    • Limestone mills; Stone-cutting tools--Gangsaws; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Notice the gang saws in the barn. "Return to Fred Barrett" written on back.

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