The Westerly Granite in New York


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124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI  02891
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Evergreen Cemetery Cemetery, Owego, NY

Platt, Senator Thomas C.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7088780

Brayley, Arthur. W. History of the Granite Industry of New England, page 165. Boston, Mass.:Published by the authority of the National Association of Granite Industries of the United States, 1913.

http://www.villageofowego.com/PageZoneSiteResources/owego2010-10-06/Resources/file/Evergreen-Cemetery-Walking-Tour-brochure.pdf

Contractor:Joseph Newal & Company
Material: Blue Westerly granite
Cost: $5000
Architectect: Ernest Flagg, NYC Architect
About the monumrnt: When Flagg came to Owego to inspect the stone he discovered an imperfection known as a "knot" in the granite about the size of a goose egg. It was in the piece known as the die and it was a lighter shade than the rest of the stone. It was the center of three
large pieces and weighed about nine tons. A new die was ordered from Joseph Newell & Co. of Westerly, RI from whom the monument had been obtained and was replaced.
About the man:A United States Congressman and Senator who
controlled the Republican Party during the 1870-1880s. His political influence was great enough that he was a primary factor in the successful candidacy of several U.S. presidents. He maintained his voting residence in Owego at the Ahwaga Hotel until his death.

 

 

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