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Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

List of bids submitted by granite companies for the Lodge Building at the Washington Monument, DC

List of bids submitted by granite companies for the Lodge Building at the Washington Monument, DC

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Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

The Granite industry rose and fell over the years. Cyrus Hall, soon came to a halt in 1892, because of a walkout and losing major bid for a New York Post Office. In his confusion, Hall neglected to sign the contract for the job (seen here). The Union Trust Company of Ellsworth foreclosed his mortgage, and in 1901 he closed down his operations and pulled out. The McMullen Company soon took over.


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