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  • Bedford, Indiana – Oolitic Quarries No. 1 and No. 2
  • Bedford, Indiana – Quarry Scene.
    (postcard photograph, 124009; published by B. F. Williams, Bedford, Ind.; no postmark, early 1900s) Bedford, Indiana - Quarry Scene
  • Bedford, Indiana – Shipping 33 Foot Limestone Columns (Each Column Requiring One Car), Bedford, Indiana
    (postcard photograph, 124010; published by B. F. Williams, Bedford,Ind.; no postmark, early 1900s) Shipping 33 Foot Limestone Columns
  • Bedford, Indiana – Indiana Cut Stone, Inc. (present-day company) (A few of the interesting sections of the web site are listed below.)
  • Bedford, Indiana - Inter-State Cut Stone Company (The following information is from an advertisement in Stone: An Illustrated Magazine, Vol. XLVI, No. 3, March, 1925, Stone Publishing Co., New York, pp. 140.)

    Inter-State Cut Stone Company

    Indiana Limestone

    Office and Mill: Bedford, Indiana

    New York Office: 30 East 42 nd Street

  • Bedford, Indiana – J. P. Falt Co. – Cut Stone Contractors - Works (The following information is from an advertisement in Stone: An Illustrated Magazine, Vol. XLVI, No. 3, March, 1925, Stone Publishing Co., New York, pp. 132.)

    J. P. Falt Co.

    Cut Stone Contractors

    Indiana Limestone Longmeadow Sandstone - Ohio Sandstone

    Works

    Springfield, Mass. Bedford, Indiana

    Main Office - Springfield, Mass.

  • Bedford, Indiana – John A. Rowe, Rustic Monumental Works  (Advertisement from The Monumental News, April 1903, pp. 227)
  • John A. Rowe, Rustic Monumental Works, Bedford, Indiana
    Rustic Monuments, Vases, Vaults, Settees, Chairs, Fountains, Curbing
    All kinds of cut stone.  Four vault designs $1.  Revised Book of Designs $1.  Anything that can be made out of Bedford Stone.

    John A. Rowe, Rustic Monumental Works  (Advertisement from The Monumental News, April 1903, pp. 227) John A. Rowe, Rustic Monumental Works (Advertisement from The Monumental News, April 1903, pp. 227)
    • Bedford, Indiana – John A. Rowe Cut Stone Works  (Advertisement from The Monumental News, Vol. XVIII, No. 3, March 1906, pp. 223)

      John A. Rowe Cut Stone Works, Bedford, Indiana

      Bedford Stone rustic monuments, garden statuary, chairs, vases, settees, bases, finished or in the rough, mausoleums, building stone cut ready to set.  Woodmen monuments ready to ship.

    • John A. Rowe Cut Stone Works, Bedford, Indiana  (Advertisement from The Monumental News, March 1906, pp. 223) John A. Rowe Cut Stone Works, Bedford, Indiana (Advertisement from The Monumental News, March 1906, pp. 223)
    • Bedford, Indiana – John A. Rowe Cut Stone Co., Contractors for Building and Cemetery Work (The following information is from an advertisement in Stone: An Illustrated Magazine, Vol. XLVI, No. 3, March, 1925, Stone Publishing Co., New York, pp. 174.)

    John A. Rowe Cut Stone Co.

    Contractors for Building and Cemetery Work in

    Indiana Limestone, Bedford, Ind.

  • Bedford, Indiana – Indiana Limestone Quarry Near Bedford, Indiana.

    “Limestone quarried and fabricated near Bedford, Indiana, center of the Indiana limestone industry, has long been a favorite among architects.  Bedford stone possesses both beauty and durability, lending itself easily to carving and delicate tracery.  Cuts of stone are extracted from the solid floor or ledge of the quarry, drilled and broken up into mill blocks, hoisted from the quarry by derricks and transported to the mill for fabrication.”

    (color postcard photograph, K334; Readmore Distributing Co., Jeffersonville, Ind.; Curteichcolor; no postmark) Indiana Limestone Quarry Near Bedford, Indiana
  • Bedford, Indiana - Limestone Quarries. "Strip Mines, Sinkholes, Limestone Quarries, Lake Michigan Shoreline."  (present-day photographs)  This site is presented on the web site entitled, Geology by Lightplane, presented by Louis J. Maher, Jr.  (Scroll down to the Bedford, Indiana, photographs.)
  • Bedford, Indiana – Perry, Matthews & Buskirk Co., Wholesale Dealers and Quarrymen (The following information is from an advertisement in Stone: An Illustrated Magazine, Vol. XI, No.. 6, November, 1895, Stone Publishing Co., New York, pp. i.)

    Perry Matthews & Buskirk Co.

    Wholesale Dealers and Quarrymen

    General Office, Bedford, Ind.

    W. N. Matthews, Pres. & Gen. Man.

    H. F. Perry, G. K. Perry, S. E. Matthews, P. K. Buskirk

    Bedford Oolitic Limestone, Largest Dimension and Mill Blocks a Specialty.

    First Quality of Oolitic Stone Guaranteed.

    We are represented in New York by Messrs. C. F. Woodward & Co., 257 Broadway; Philadelphia by Garrett & Dix, 3901 Walnut St.; Boston by H. O. Stiles, P.O. Box 3198; Chicago by W. C. Crosler, 920 Chicago Stock Exchange Bldg., cor. La Salle and Washington sts. Telephone Main 1866.

  • Bedford, Indiana – Reed-Powers Cut Stone Co. (The following information is from an advertisement in Stone: An Illustrated Magazine, Vol. XLVI, No. 3, March, 1925, Stone Publishing Co., New York, pp. 136.)

    Reed-Powers Cut Stone Co., Inc.

    Cut Stone Contractors and Quarrymen, Bedford, Indiana

  • Bedford, Indiana – the Shea & Donnelly Company (The following information is from an advertisement in Stone: An Illustrated Magazine, Vol. XLVI, No. 3, March, 1925, Stone Publishing Co., New York, pp. 130.)

    Shea & Donnelly Company, Established 1889

    Indiana Limestone Furnished For All Purposes

    Mills and Quarries: Bedford, Indiana; Mill: Charlestown, Mass.

    Offices: Bedford, Indiana

    Charlestown, Mass., 34 Roland St., Near Sullivan Square

    Weld County Court House, Greeley, Colorado

  • Bedford, Indiana – The Standard Stone Company (The following information is from an advertisement in Stone: An Illustrated Magazine, Vol. XI, No.. 6, November, 1895, Stone Publishing Co., New York, pp. ii.)

    The Standard Stone Company

    A. B. Tresslar, Pres. – W. N. Matthews, Sec.’y

    Architects and Building Contractors should investigate the distinctive merits of the Light Blue and Buff Bedford Stone Which is quarried and sold by The Standard Stone Co.

  • Bedford, Indiana – the Stone Company (The following information is from an advertisement in Stone: An Illustrated Magazine, Vol. XI, No. 6, November, 1895, Stone Publishing Co., New York, pp. iv.)

    The Stone Company, Established 1889

    Oolitic Limestone – Rough or Sawed – Large Platforms, Bedway and Large Mill Blocks our Specialty.

    Bloomington, Ind.

  • Bedford, Indiana – the W. McMillan and Son, Quarries and Mills at Bedford and Bloomington, Indiana. Offices at 910 to 920 Otis Building, Chicago – Advertisement from Stone, an Illustrated Monthly Magazine devoted to Stone, Marble Granite, Slate, Cement, Contracting and Building, July 1917, pp. 348.
  • Federal Building, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Exterior entirely of ‘Peerless Buff’ Indiana Limestone. James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect, furnished by W. McMillan and Son.” “Federal Building, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Exterior entirely of ‘Peerless Buff’ Indiana Limestone. James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect, furnished by W. McMillan and Son.” “Stone,” an Illustrated Monthly Magazine devoted to Stone, Marble Granite, Slate, Cement, Contracting and Building, July 1917, pp. 348
    • Bedford, Indiana – W. McMillan & Son – Indiana Limestone Quarries (The following information is from an advertisement in Stone: An Illustrated Magazine, Vol. XLVI, No. 3, March, 1925, Stone Publishing Co., New York, pp. 131.)

      Indiana Limestone From the Quarries of W. McMillan & Son. Lends beauty and dignity to scores of representative buildings in all sections of the county. To meet increased demands and to render prompt and satisfactory service to the cut stone trade, this company has been pursuing extensive stripping operations during the winter, and with its three quarries and four mills is in a position to meet requirements in Indiana Limestone in what we hope is going to be a banner year in the construction industry.

    W. McMillan & Son

    Chicago Office: 10 So. LaSalle St. – General Offices: Bedford, Indiana

    Representatives:

    Charles W. Nisbett, 110 East 42 nd Street, New York

    Geo. E. Scranton, 615 Witherspoon Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa.

    John P. Ries, 912 Otis Bldg., Chicago, Ill.; J. B. Dodd, 912 Otis Bldg., Chicago, Ill.;

    Will J. Blair, Jr., Bedford, Ind.; R. C. Correll, Bedford, Ind.; 3 Quarries – 4 Mills

    Bedford, Indiana – the Thornton Stone Company, predecessor of the Hoosier Stone Company Obituary for Henry L. Thornton, one of the organizers of the Thornton Stone Company  (from Stone, October 1925, pp. 620)

    “Henry L. Thornton, 72 years old, until about fifteen years ago actively engaged in the stone industry in Bedford, Indiana, died on September 23, at Los Angeles, California.  With his brother, the late Thomas B. Thornton, he organized the Thornton Stone Company, the predecessor of the Hoosier Stone Company.  Mr. Thornton was one of the pioneers in the electrification of the stone industry in the Bedford district.”

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