Cape Ann Granite

The Bartlett-Erkkila Timeline of Cape Ann Granite

A timeline of the history of Cape Ann Granite presented from the research life of Barbara H. Erkkila and the ongoing efforts of Leslie D. Bartlett.

1805-01-09 00:00:00

Levi Sewall

The youngest son of Rev. Samuel Sewall, was born January 9, 1805, and died May 19, 1880. He went to Rockport, Massachusetts, when a young man, work first in the granite quarries, and afterward became a contractor and successful businessman.

1828-11-07 00:00:00

George R. Bradford

The arc of G.R. Bradford's life

1834-02-28 00:00:00

Boston & Gloucester Granite Co.

Stone from Gloucester to Cambridgeport, John Stimson actively involved

1846-08-07 20:28:45

Beacon Hill Water Reservoir

The Beacon Hill Water Reservoir, built entirely of Rockport granite

1846-08-07 20:28:45

Levi Sewall

This is the life story of Levi Sewall

1853-07-15 00:00:00

Journeyman Stone Cutters Association of North America

The Journeymen Stonecutters Association of North America, is the oldest, and perhaps the smallest, active union in North America. Based on a tradition dating back to the masons lodges of the middle ages, the International was founded in 1853. Many of the individual locals began in the 1820's and 30's, and the Washington Stonecutters are said to have marched as a body at the laying of the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol in 1792. In the late 1960's, due to changing architectural tastes and decreased interest in ornamentation, the union had become quite small. At that time it merged with the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA).

1864-08-07 20:28:45

Rockport Granite Company Incorporates

Incorporated as the Rockport Granite Company of Massachusetts

1865-09-13 00:00:00

House Purchase in Lanesville

This is an amazing document which reveals the Rockport Granite Company as landowner; it is the written agreement between William L. Langsford (and Eli Morgan) and the Rockport Granite Company. The house purchase is for $225.00 outright, without title or ownership of land. The Rockport Granite Company reserves the right to give six months notice for the house to be moved off quarry property. The contract is dated September 13th, 1865; notice given January(?) 29, 1869.

1867-04-01 00:00:00

Cape Ann Granite Company Incorporates

Colonel French is encouraged by General Butler to form the Cape Ann Granite Company

1870-06-01 00:00:00

Rockport Granite Company Stationery

The letterhead for all correspondence

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