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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 1567 - Le premier moulin - Gardanne, Franceview gallery
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Le premier des trois moulins de Gardanne / The first of the three mills of Gardanne

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YvesProvence

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1931-1932 - Young County Courthouse - Graham, TX

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Very hard to read pink marble cornerstone.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

Image for 1925 - Former First United Methodist Church of Venus - Venus, TXview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1925 - Former First United Methodist Church of Venus - Venus, TX

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Constructed in 1925, the former sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Venus stands at 307 S Walnut St, Venus, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

Image for 1939 - Gordon Public Schools - Gordon, TXview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1939 - Gordon Public Schools - Gordon, TX

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Cornerstone on the high school gymnasium.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 7/4/2020

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1869 - Former Primitive Methodist Chapel - Keswick, Cumbria, UK.

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The former Primitive Methodist Chapel dated 1869 is located on Tithebarne Street in Keswick.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/2/2020

last visited: never

Image for 1894 - Former Primitive Methodist Sunday School - Keswick, Cumbria, UKview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1894 - Former Primitive Methodist Sunday School - Keswick, Cumbria, UK

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The former Primitive Methodist Sunday School dated 1894 is located on The Headlands in Keswick.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/2/2020

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1938 - Lancaster Post Office - Lancaster, Wisconsin

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This one-story tan brick building is located at 236 West Maple Street in Lancaster, Wisconsin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 7/1/2020

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1965 - Post Office - Bethany Beach, Delaware

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Building Dedication to public service in 1965.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Delaware

date approved: 7/1/2020

last visited: never

Image for 1932 - Congregational Church Sunday School - Keswick, Cumbria, UK.view gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1932 - Congregational Church Sunday School - Keswick, Cumbria, UK.

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The Congregational Church Sunday School dated 1932 is located on Lake Road in Keswick.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/1/2020

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1911 - Hill Villas - Talke, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK.

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A pair of semi detached properties date 1911 located on Swan Bank in Talke.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/1/2020

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1907 - The Old Laundry Studio - Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, UK.

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The Old Laundry Studio has a cornerstone dated 1907 and is located on Rayrigg Road in Bowness-on-Windermere, in the Lake District.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/1/2020

last visited: never

Image for 1971 - Congregational Church - Lancaster, Wisconsinview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1971 - Congregational Church - Lancaster, Wisconsin

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This one story red brick church is located at 225 South Madison Street in Lancaster, Wisconsin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 6/30/2020

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1987 - Greene County Jail - Greeneville, TN

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Greene County Detention Center built in 1987 is located at 120 E Depot St, Greeneville, TN.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Hobo Larry

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/30/2020

last visited: never

Image for 1882 - Olde Greene County Gaol - Greeneville, TNview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1882 - Olde Greene County Gaol - Greeneville, TN

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This gaol was built using limestone and wrought iron from original one-story building constructed during 1804-05 in the middle of now Depot Street near the Andrew Johnson Tailor Shop. It was dismantled and relocated to the present site in 1838. A red brick second story was added by the firm Turner and Lane in 1882.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Hobo Larry

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/30/2020

last visited: never

Image for 1882 - Thomas & Orr Commercial Building - Lancaster, Wisconsinview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1882 - Thomas & Orr Commercial Building - Lancaster, Wisconsin

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This two-story red brick building is located at 122 South Madison Street in Lancaster, Wisconsin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: never

Image for 1851 - Harmony House - Greenville, TNview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1851 - Harmony House - Greenville, TN

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Built in 1851 by Dr. and Mrs. William Andrew Harmon, this house was used as a place of refuge during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Hobo Larry

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: never

Image for 1925 - Amtrak Train Station - Holland, Michiganview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1925 - Amtrak Train Station - Holland, Michigan

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Amtrak Train Station in Holland

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member theHostas

location: Michigan

date approved: 6/28/2020

last visited: 6/28/2020

Image for 1909 - Ireland's Kingdom - Pflugerville, TXview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1909 - Ireland's Kingdom - Pflugerville, TX

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Originally built to house Imken & Neese Pharmacy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/27/2020

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1999 - East Wharf Lighthouse - Lake Hefner, Oklahoma City, OK

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The Lighthouse at East Wharf is a 36' reproduction of the second oldest lighthouse in America (Brandt Point) - at East Wharf, Lake Hefner, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/27/2020

last visited: never

Image for 1908 - Burrillville Seventh Day Adventist Church - Mapleville, RIview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1908 - Burrillville Seventh Day Adventist Church - Mapleville, RI

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Located at 854 Victory Hwy. Cornerstone is dated 1908.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 6/27/2020

last visited: never

Image for 1926 - Monroe Elementary School - Topeka, KSview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1926 - Monroe Elementary School - Topeka, KS

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The beginning of the end to the Plessy V. Ferguson "Separate, but equal" standing in the Supreme Court started here in the 1950s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Kansas

date approved: 6/27/2020

last visited: never

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1904 - Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - Helotes, TX

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This building is known as Building #1 this is where Zion Lutheran Church began in 1904.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 6/23/2020

last visited: never

Image for 1950 - Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - Helotes, TXview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1950 - Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church - Helotes, TX

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This is the second of three buildings for Zion Lutheran Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 6/23/2020

last visited: never

Image for 1901 - (former) I.O.O.F. Building - Lancaster, Wisconsinview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1901 - (former) I.O.O.F. Building - Lancaster, Wisconsin

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This three-story red brick building is located at 133 West Maple Street in Lancaster, Wisconsin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 6/22/2020

last visited: never

Image for 1891 - Peter Ingenhuett Building - Comfort, TXview gallery
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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1891 - Peter Ingenhuett Building - Comfort, TX

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Listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/22/2020

last visited: never

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