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Stony Creek granite can still be seen in Connecticut. Stony Creek granite is used for monuments, exterior walls, front steps, and much more.

Church Of Christ


The Church of Christ in Stony Creek,

Connecticut was built in 1901-1903. The granite was provide by the Norcross Brothers who donated the granite for use on the Church. Contractor Benjamin F. Hosley began constructing the Church of Christ in 1901. The Church, itself, was designed by architect Ernest S. Greene, who designed the 40-foot granite belltower with castellated battlements, which also houses the main entrance. Stained-glass windows were also added later on to the Church of Christ. Today, the Stony Creek residents simply adore the appeal of the Church, but also find it worrisome.

more info: http://www.nytimes.com/1989/01/08/nyregion/view-stony-creek-enlisting-list-keep-community-s-charm-unusullied.html?pagewanted=all

Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library

The Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library was built in 1958. The stony granite was donated by the Castellucci & Sonds, Inc. Willoughby Adelbert Wallace bequeathed the majority of this estate to the town for the construction of a public library. The Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library was designed by architect Douglas Orr. Douglass Orr offered to design the library for free because he thought the stony creek granite was "enduring and noble." The stony creek granite covers the exterior walls of the library. Today, the public library is used as the town's public library and a meeting place for cultural meetings. The public library was re-opened in 2002 after renovation and expansion.

more info: http://www.wwml.org/about/history.htm

Isaac C. Lewis Fountain

The Isaac C. Lewis Fountain was built in 1917. The Isaac C. Lewis Fountain was given by Kate A.L Chapin, who wanted to commemorate her father, Isaac Chauncy Lewis. The fountain was designed by stonecutter, John Melander. The fountain was probably once used to water animals. The granite blocks used for the fountain are believed to have come from a large boulder found near Three Elms Road.

Damascus Cemetery Wall
The stony granite Damascus cemetery wall was donated by Timoth L. Barker. The cemetery wall enclose the Damascus cemetery. William Olver compelted the 3.5-foot walls from rough-faced ashlar, which was supplied by the Norcross Brothers.

sources:
Deford, Deborah. Flesh and Stone: Stony Creek and the Age of Granite. Stony Creek, Connecticut: Stony Creek Quarry Workers Celebration, 2000.

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