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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones
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Description:
Buildings on which the date of construction was incorporated in the fabric of the building by the builders and is clearly visible. Cornerstones are an example.
Expanded Description:

Putting the date of construction on a building is a statement of self-confidence and optimism. Self-confidence in that that creation of this building was a noteworthy event. Optimism that the building will still be around many years hence. One normally associates such confidence with large public projects like libraries or churches, but some surprisingly humble structures have made similar statements.

Often the date is present on a cornerstone, or ceremonial foundation stone, along with a record of the dignitaries present at "laying the first stone" ceremony. In other cases the date may be inscribed higher up, on an archway, gable or entablature of a collonade.

We are only looking for dates that were (as far as can be determined) put in place at the time of construction, and those that have been incorporated into the fabric of the building. Please, no plaques that have been added as an afterthought, or signs that have been put up in later years.

When creating your waymark you are strongly encouraged to research the background to the building. Who built it? Why was it built at that time? What was surrounding area like at the time of construction? Was this a construction boom? How have things changed?

Only one waymark per building please, even if several dates are on display.

Thanks to Occam, ggmorton and the Bean Team for use of photos above.

Instructions for Posting a Dated Buildings and Cornerstones Waymark:

Before Posting a Waymark

Before you post a new waymark please ensure that the building you are waymarking fulfils the following criteria:

A) The date of construction is clearly displayed in a way easily visible to the public. This will almost always be on the outside of the building, but exceptional cases (such as a large floor mosaic in a publicly accessible foyer) will exist and can be considered when they arise. Please, no stones hidden apologetically inside the building.

B) The date was worked into the fabric of the building at the time of construction. No plaques please, whether added at a later date, or put up for opening ceremonies.

Special notes:

* Orphan Cornerstones Sometimes an old cornerstone exists separate from a building, eg if the original building has been demolished. A waymark for such a cornerstone will be accepted if: It's publicly accessible; It's in the location of the original building; You can demonstrate (eg a photo of a plaque or a web link) that the cornerstone is original.

* Established Dates Sometimes a building shows a date "Established XXXX". This normally refers to the company who built the building, and does not necessarily refer to the date of construction of the building. Waymarks for such buildings will only be accepted if you can demonstrate (eg a photo of a plaque or a web link) that the building was constructed on this date.

When Posting a Waymark

When you post a waymark please make sure your waymark fulfils these criteria:

1) Detailed Picture Supply at least one detailed picture, taken by you, showing the date and any associated inscription.

2) Building Picture Supply a picture or pictures, taken by you, of the building as a whole. See also note on cross-listing below

3) Description In your description, please supply as much information as you can about the building. For example: Who built it? Why was it built when it was? How have things changed? Has it lasted well?

4) Naming. Please prefix the name of your waymark with the year of construction, eg "1899 - Central Library, Somewhere"

5) Only one waymark per building. If a building has several dates on display, (eg a cornerstone and a date above a collonade) then provide pictures of both.

Note: Cross Listing
Sometimes the dated building will have been waymarked in one of several other building categories. If this is the case please fill in the "Cross-Listed Waymark" variable, which will provide a quick link to the building in another category. Note that if you yourself posted the linked waymark, then there is no need to upload additional photos (requirement 2 above) - but not the detailed photo, We still require that!.

Note: What is a building?
Clarification added April 2013. What do we mean by a "building"? For the purpose of this category it should at least have a door, walls and one or more rooms inside. There is a separate category for dated bridge stones.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

When logging a visit to a waymark in this category, please provide one or more photos taken by yourself, and note down your impressions and any background information you may have.

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Image for 1910 - Bolivar Free Library  -  Bolivar, NYview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1910 - Bolivar Free Library - Bolivar, NY

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The Bolivar Free Library was founded on March 22, 1898, and continues to occupy this historic building. The The Bolivar-Richburg-Allentown-Genesee Historical Preservation Society is located on the lower level with extensive local records collections

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: New York

date approved: 1/15/2009

last visited: never

Image for 1937 - Allegany County Courthouse - Belmont, NYview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1937 - Allegany County Courthouse - Belmont, NY

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A cornerstone at the building of the Allegany Courthouse

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Laval K-9

location: New York

date approved: 2/9/2014

last visited: never

Image for 1860 - Christ Episcopal Churchview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1860 - Christ Episcopal Church

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Old church dating back to the 19th century

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Laval K-9

location: New York

date approved: 2/6/2014

last visited: never

Image for 1906 - St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church  -  Smethport, PAview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1906 - St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church - Smethport, PA

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This church was built in 1906 after the original structure was destroyed by fire. St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church still serves an active congregation in Smethport, Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/11/2009

last visited: never

Image for 1909 Town of Salamanca, New York - Town Hallview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1909 Town of Salamanca, New York - Town Hall

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This 1909 building started life as a school and has been converted to the town hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug

location: New York

date approved: 5/21/2009

last visited: 5/21/2011

Image for 1889 - Y.M.C.A. Building  -  Addison, NYview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1889 - Y.M.C.A. Building - Addison, NY

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This building constructed in 1889 as the Y.M.C.A. now houses the Public Library for the town of Addison, New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: New York

date approved: 1/18/2009

last visited: never

Image for 1931 - Warren Pennsylvania - Post Officeview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1931 - Warren Pennsylvania - Post Office

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This post office was built in 1931 and serves the town of Warren, Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/23/2010

last visited: 2/18/2013

Image for 1927 ~ Baker Memorial United Methodist Churchview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1927 ~ Baker Memorial United Methodist Church

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Located on the corner of Main and Center Streets in East Aurora, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member garmin_geek

location: New York

date approved: 6/20/2011

last visited: never

Image for 1930 - St Paul's Lutheran Church - Eden, NYview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1930 - St Paul's Lutheran Church - Eden, NY

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Cornerstone of St Paul's Lutheran Church in downtown Eden, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 11/6/2014

last visited: never

Image for 1956 - Emmanuel Baptist Church - Jamestown, NYview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1956 - Emmanuel Baptist Church - Jamestown, NY

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Small church in Jamestown

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: New York

date approved: 6/22/2012

last visited: never

Image for 1934 ~ New York State Armory, Corningview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1934 ~ New York State Armory, Corning

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New York State National Guard Armory, Corning built in 1934.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member garmin_geek

location: New York

date approved: 7/19/2010

last visited: never

Image for 1924 - The Angola - Angola NYview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1924 - The Angola - Angola NY

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Old movie theater on N Main St dated 1924

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 1/6/2014

last visited: never

Image for 1909 - M. E. Church  -  Youngsville, PAview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1909 - M. E. Church - Youngsville, PA

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This building was built in 1909 as the Methodist Episcopal Church in the small town of Youngsville, Pennsylvania. It is now the United Methodist Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/10/2009

last visited: 8/14/2014

Image for 1921 Geitner Theater - Silver Creek, New Yorkview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1921 Geitner Theater - Silver Creek, New York

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The Geitner Theater stands on the square in Silver Creek, New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug

location: New York

date approved: 2/25/2009

last visited: 9/6/2012

Image for 1868 ~ Dist. No. 6. School, Lancaster, NYview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1868 ~ Dist. No. 6. School, Lancaster, NY

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Dist. No. 6. School, Lancaster, NY built in 1868 and rebuilt in 1977.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member garmin_geek

location: New York

date approved: 2/18/2009

last visited: 3/7/2010

Image for 1883 - Fourteen Holy Helpers RC Church - Gardenville, NYview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1883 - Fourteen Holy Helpers RC Church - Gardenville, NY

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Cornerstone for Fourteen Holy Helpers RC Church in Gardenville, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 4/6/2015

last visited: never

Image for 1894 ~ Lancaster, NY Town Hall Opera Houseview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1894 ~ Lancaster, NY Town Hall Opera House

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Town Hall Opera House, Lancaster, NY

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member garmin_geek

location: New York

date approved: 2/18/2009

last visited: 10/8/2013

Image for 1879 - Centennial Fire Co., Lima, NYview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1879 - Centennial Fire Co., Lima, NY

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Originally a hardware store, remodeled and rebuilt as a fire house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: New York

date approved: 2/3/2014

last visited: never

Image for 1923 - I.O.O.F -382 - Fredonia NYview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1923 - I.O.O.F -382 - Fredonia NY

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Altered in 1923 it is one the more prominent buildings in the district

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 1/2/2014

last visited: never

Image for 1871 Frieden's Evangelical Lutheran Church - Liberty, PAview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1871 Frieden's Evangelical Lutheran Church - Liberty, PA

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A brick church built in 1871!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fossilgirlerin

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/14/2008

last visited: never

Image for 1930 - Walter J. Mahoney State Office Buildingview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1930 - Walter J. Mahoney State Office Building

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One of the New York state office buildings in downtown Buffalo.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: New York

date approved: 4/20/2011

last visited: 7/4/2012

Image for 1899 - Buffalo Savings Bank - Buffalo, New Yorkview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1899 - Buffalo Savings Bank - Buffalo, New York

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Former Buffalo Saving Bank now a branch of M&T Bank in downtown Buffalo, New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: New York

date approved: 4/18/2011

last visited: 8/11/2014

Image for 1886 - Village Hall - Honeoye Falls NYview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1886 - Village Hall - Honeoye Falls NY

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Built in 1886 the Village Hall housed the fire department until 1945.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 12/29/2013

last visited: never

Image for 1935 - Stone Entrance Way - White Chapel Memorial Park, Amherst, NYview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1935 - Stone Entrance Way - White Chapel Memorial Park, Amherst, NY

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Cornerstone of the large stone Memorial Archway at the entrance to White Chapel Memorial Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 1/13/2015

last visited: never

Image for 1869 Post Office - Stanley, New Yorkview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1869 Post Office - Stanley, New York

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This 1869 building currently serves as the post office for Stanley, New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug

location: New York

date approved: 11/19/2008

last visited: never

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