In addition to the quarry and various buildings associated with the company product, the company grounds also featured a manmade lake, used both as a water source for business-related tasks and, as evidenced by the swimmers, for recreation.
Bull wheels; Employees; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
Prior to steam, most quarries relied on manually powered devices, similar to the one pictured here. When attached to derricks, these wheels, commonly referred to as "bull masts," rotate 360 degrees, thus allowing workers to raise stone slabs from...
Employees; Matthews Brothers Stone Company--Centennial
The Matthews Stone Company made the December 26, 1962 front page of Ellettsville's leading newspaper, The Journal, in a company picture taken by Pietzuch Studio to commemorate the centennial of the company's founding.
First row, left to right:...
Limestone Industry--Printed ephemera; Matthews Brothers Stone Company--Centennial
typed note; "Sincere congratulations and every good wish for the future; A hundred years is quite a while; for Matthews' stone to be in style; the second hundred should be just the same; Thus perpetuating the Matthews' name"