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A finished granite column being transported by horse-drawn sled from the Hallowell Granite Works quarry down the hill to the train station for shipping in March 1897.
This is one of nine columns lathe-turned for the Illinois Trust Company building in Chicago.
The photo was taken at the top of steep Winthrop Hill with its potential for serious accidents.
Each column measured 30' 6" long with a diameter of 3' 11".
About This Item
- Title: Granite column, Winthrop Hill, Hallowell, 1897
- Creator: Hallowell Granite Works
- Creation Date: 1897-03-01
- Subject Date: 1897-03-01
- Local Name: Winthrop Hill
- Town: Hallowell
- County: Kennebec
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 12.5 cm
- Local Code: B-232
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Quarries and quarrying--Maine--Hallowell
- Bases (Architecture)
- Architectural elements
- Granite industry and trade--Maine--Hallowell
- Hallowell Granite Works
- Carts & wagons--Maine--Hallowell
For more information about this item, contact:Hubbard Free Library
115 Second Street, Hallowell, ME 04347
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