Building Blocks of America – Quarries of the Apostle Islands and South Shore
For over 30 years, brownstone quarries on the Apostle Islands and the South Shore were busy cutting and shipping stone used to construct buildings in cities throughout the Midwest. Learn why this stone was so highly valued, where it was quarried, how and where it was used, and why demand for the stone collapsed.
Like most big stories, this brownstone story includes love and tragedy, as well as a plan to bring this area to the world’s attention at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
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