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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 1879 - Robertson County Courthouse - Springfield, TNview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1879 - Robertson County Courthouse - Springfield, TN

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County Courthouse built in 1879

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/23/2015

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1929 - 902-904 South Main Street – Joplin, Missouri

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Commercial building in the Main and Eighth Streets Historic District in Joplin, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/23/2015

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1877 1948 - Jerusalem Baptist Church - Aiken County, SC

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marble cornerstone of Jerusalem Baptist Church located along US 1 about 10 miles north of Aiken, SC

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gpsblake

location: South Carolina

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

Image for 1951 - Dedham Public Library - Dedham, MAview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1951 - Dedham Public Library - Dedham, MA

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This dated stone on the Dedham Public Library is over a window.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1580 - Prague Gate / Pražská brána - Velvary (Central Bohemia)

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On the southern portal of the Prague Gate (Pražská brána) in Royal Town Velvary you can find stone town's coat of arms with carved date 1580 marking the construction of the gate...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

Image for 1938 - Dedham District Court - Dedham, MAview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1938 - Dedham District Court - Dedham, MA

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This cornerstone is for the Dedham District Court for Norfolk County, which was built in 1938.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1940 - Independence County Courthouse - Batesville, Ar.

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This two-story masonry building is located at 192 E Main Street in Batesville, Ar.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Arkansas

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1860 - St. Paul's Church - Concordia, MO

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This cornerstone of the "Old" church resides in the St. Paul Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1902 – Joplin Carnegie Library – Joplin, Missouri

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Historic former Carnegie library in Joplin, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1935 - County Warehouse - Claremore, OK

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This building is typical of small industrial buildings of the 1930's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1921 – 909-911 South Main Street – Joplin, Missouri

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Commercial building in the Main and Eighth Streets Historic District in Joplin, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1893 - Warwick City Hall - Warwick RI

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Built in 1893, it a Colonial Revival building that serves a City Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1948 - Vaucluse Methodist Church

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cornerstone of Vaucluse (population 88) Methodist church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gpsblake

location: South Carolina

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1962 - Dobeller Pumping Station - Rawcliife, UK

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This pumping station is one of a number erected in 1962 when the Goole and Airmyn Internal Drainage Board was formed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

Image for 1962 - Langham Pumping Station - Rawcliffe, UKview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1962 - Langham Pumping Station - Rawcliffe, UK

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This pumping station is one of a number erected in 1962 when the Goole and Airmyn Internal Drainage Board was formed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

Image for 1892 - Confederate Home - Higginsville, MOview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1892 - Confederate Home - Higginsville, MO

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Orphaned cornerstone from original Confederate Soldiers Home

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

Image for MCMIII [1903] - Norfolk County Registry of Deeds - Dedham, MAview gallery
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Dated Buildings and CornerstonesMCMIII [1903] - Norfolk County Registry of Deeds - Dedham, MA

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This stone above the main entrance is to the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

Image for 1938 - Fred Astaire Dance Studio - Dedham, MAview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1938 - Fred Astaire Dance Studio - Dedham, MA

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The cornerstone for this former church, now a Fred Astaire Dance Studio, is hidden behind a bush.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1889 - Oddfellows Lodge No. 83 - Vacaville, CA

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This dated building is home to Vacaville I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 83 located on Main Street in downtown Vacaville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1851 - kaple Božího hrobu - Vlachovo Brezí, CZ

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The small chapel, build in 1851.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 4/20/2015

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1910 - Vratislavova 29, Vyšehrad, Praha, CZ

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Neo-Renaissance building dating from the 1910.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 4/20/2015

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1908 - Jaromírova 35, Nusle, Praha, CZ

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Apartment building in Nusle, on the facade interesting relief of night watchman.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 4/20/2015

last visited: 4/21/2015

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1881 - St. Stephen's Episcopal Church - Longmont, CO

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Built in 1881, this was the first home for St. Stephen's Episcopal parish.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 4/16/2015

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and CornerstonesFirst United Methodist Church of Corsicana - Corsicana, TX

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Built in 1896, the First United Methodist Church is a beautiful Gothic-style church at 320 N 15th St, Corsicana, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 4/16/2015

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1900 - Dexter Ditson Lofts - Boston, MA

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This building, now residential lofts, was built by Charles Henry Ditson for the family business in 1900 on the spot of a building built by his father, Oliver Ditson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/16/2015

last visited: never

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