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    • Quarried limestone blocks from Independent Limestone Company

    • Independent Limestone Company; Quarries and quarrying; Dimension stone
    • This shot depicts a large pile of recently quarried limestone blocks prepared on December 1, 1930 before being sent to the mill for processing. This particular grouping contains a range of different kinds of limestone including 20,000 cubic feet of...
    • Independent Limestone Company quarry with derricks

    • Independent Limestone Company; Quarries and quarrying; Derricks; Boring machinery--Channelers
    • This image is a quarry level view of the Independent Limestone Company. Notice the large derricks in the background used to transport large slabs of limestone produced by the several channelers at the center of the image.
    • Riders of the Dawn

    • Independent Limestone Company; Murrells Inlet (Sc.); Stone carving
    • This sculpture, called Riders of the Dawn was designed by A.A. Weinman and sculpted by Robert A. Baillie using limestone from the Independent Limestone Company and is one of more than 1,200 sculptures on display at the Brookgreen Sculpture Gardens...
    • West Rose window inside the National Cathedral

    • Independent Limestone Company; National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)
    • This interior shot of the West Rose window inside the nave of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. was taken by Hal Carrie for a postcard published shortly after the completion of the cathedral in 1990.
    • 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...
    • Letters of thanks

    • National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.); Limestone Industry--Printed ephemera; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • This document, and those that follow, give a sense of the fanfare that accompanied the completion of the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. Although seating as limited, tickets were available to a predetermined number of quarry workers and...
    • Switch engine rail cars loaded with cut stone

    • Railroads; Switching locomotives; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Switch engines like the one pictured were widely employed in the stone industry and instrumental in transporting the material over great distances both within and outside of Indiana. While stone mills would make use of the existing rail...
    • 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...
    • Matthews Company centennial celebration, 1962

    • Matthews Brothers Stone Company--Centennial
    • In 1962, The Matthews Company celebrated the centennial of their founding one hundred years earlier. While many of the Matthews descendants attended the event, invitations were extended to several other interested parties to participate in the...
    • Worker operating a rip saw

    • Stone-cutting tools--Rip saws; Employees; Limestone mills; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Early saws, because they were made of iron and operated without the assistance of water to help ensure durability, often deteriorated quickly. Later versions, such as the rip saw in this image included hoses to prevent the saw from overheating and...
    • Example of a frieze

    • Employees--Stone carvers; Stone carving--Friezes; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • In this image, carver Harold Elgar shows off a frieze destined for the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore, MD, alongside mill owner Fred Matthews.
    • Postcard of The Washington Cathedral

    • Limestone Industry--Printed ephemera; Limestone Industry--Marketing; Matthews Brothers Stone Company; National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)
    • A view of the Washington Cathedral in Washington, DC from the South Side. The Bishop's Garden can be seen in the foreground.

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