The Improvement Era Volume 21

The Improvement Era Volume 21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...world, that surpasses Dark Barre. It takes plate-glass finish and on account of its dark color inscriptions cut into it are plain and easily read. These are the two chief requisites for monumental use, especially in cemeteries; there being nothing so rich and refined as a brilliantly polished surface and satisfactorily useful as a plain and enduring inscription. Combining these qualities so preeminently the Dark Barre Granite is now recognized as the leading monumental granite of America, and is being placed in cemeteries over the Whole country in greatly increased quantities. The Mormon people are among those who have chosen this granite in preference to all others--and monuments, headstones and markers made of it are being placed in many of their cemeteries. The most recent dintinguished use of it is in the Hyrum Smith Monument, on the family lot of Pres. Joseph F. Smith just erected in Salt Lake City Cemetery; While the great Centennial Memorial to Joseph Smith the Prophet at his birthplace is the largest and most perfect example of its use in existence. There is no polished monument in the country that surpasses in size and finish this one at Sharon, Vermont. That this peculiarly rich stone should be coming into its place'recognized for its monumental value and beauty--is evidenced by the fact that last year the quarries of the firm named below produced about half a million cubic feet. DARK BARRE GRANITE BOUTWELL, MILNE & VARNUM CO. MONTPELIER, VERMONT EXECUTED BY MARR & GORDON, Inc. Discriminate people realizing that the durability of a memorial depends largely on the material used specify BARRE GRANITE from Barre, Vermont. Realizing also that the beauty of the finished product depends on the skill of the craftsmen who cut...show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880366
  • 9781236880369