Cyrus James Hall, Mount Desert, 1890

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Cyrus James Hall, Mount Desert, 1890

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Cyrus J. Hall (1834-1907) was the founder of the Standard Granite Company in Hall Quarry, the village that also bears his name.

A native of Belfast, he was educated as a teacher but he chose to leave the profession to start his own small lumber and granite business in Belfast. He eventually branched out to Mount Desert Island.

His first quarry was in Otter Creek. After studying the island he discovered a better stone in the Somes Sound area. The Sound was wide and deep enough to allow for the large ships that were needed to move the granite on. He named his company the Standard Granite Company.

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  • Title: Cyrus James Hall, Mount Desert, 1890
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Local Name: Hall Quarry
  • Town: Mount Desert
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 26 cm x 20 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Granite Industry Historical Society
62 Beech Hill Cross Road, Mount Desert, ME 04660

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