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Lannon Stone - Lannon, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RJ McKenzie
N 43° 08.985 W 088° 09.827
16T E 405372 N 4778101
Quick Description: A Wisconsin historical marker in downtown Lannon, WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 11/11/2011 12:09:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMD2X1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
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Long Description:
The text on it is as follows.

Commercial quarrying of Waukesha County's high grade limestone - actually dolomite - was well under way by the 1850s and became an important industry. By the early 1890s some 14 quarries were producing stone for paving and curbing, building, flagging, and other uses. As time progressed, the uniform grade, hard­ness, and color of the stone in the Lannon area attracted the attention of builders, and quarries advertised and received orders for "Lannon Stone." By mid-century, architects and builders had begun to use the Lannon area's colorful surface stone as veneer rather than load-bearing structural material. This use spread quickly and widely. The Village of Lannon became the center of the state's building-stone industry, and the name of the special stone from this area became synonymous with that of the village.
County: Waukesha

Location: Other

MarkerID: 255

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