Westerly Sun Newspaper Series

52 Volume Series - March 2010 thru March 2011

Babcock-Smith House Museum
124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI   02891
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A joint project of:

The Babcock Smith House Museum
Sun Publishing Co.
United Bulders Supply Co. Inc.                           

History

The Story

1846-1880 : The Beginnings

1880-1900: The Heyday

180-1930: From Muscle to Mechanization

1930:1945 Severe Blows to the Granite Industry

1945- present: Small Companies Replace the Giants

Today

Producing a Monument

The Order Book
Quarrying
Designing
Manufacturing
A Garden in Stone (carving)
Transporting the Stone
Setting the Stone

Hazards
Maintaining a Monument

Granite Community

Brotherhood Among Granite Workers
The Strength Of An Irish Family
The Finns; Hard Work and a Sauna Afterwards
The Scots: Bagpipes and Curling StonesThe Italians: The Italians: Gardens and Honorable Work
Families Connected by Stone: Coduri and Marzoli
Family Life Continues in Spite of Loss:  The Smiths
A Town of Neighborhoods
Quarry Hill School
The Company Store on July 1, 1890

Monuments

Types
Battlefield Memorials
Civic Memorials
Mausolea
The Richards (Gothic) Mausoleum
Statues
Crosses

Individuals

James Batterson
Joseph Recchia, Carver
Joseph Gervasini, Carver
Colombus and Angelo Zerbarini, Statue cutters
Isaac G. Smtih, Jr., Historian

 

 

 

 

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