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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 1907, Lantz Hall - Woodstock, VAview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1907, Lantz Hall - Woodstock, VA

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Lantz Hall, constructed in 1907, is the second building at the Massanutten Military Academy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/21/2012

last visited: never

Image for 1916 ~ Allegree-Flannagan Building, Charlottesville, VAview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1916 ~ Allegree-Flannagan Building, Charlottesville, VA

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101-105 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/20/2013

last visited: never

Image for 1909 ~ Gilmore Furniture, Charlottesville, VAview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1909 ~ Gilmore Furniture, Charlottesville, VA

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The former Gilmore Furniture is now the Young Men's Shop, 320 East Main Street. Great looking bronze facade with it's green patina.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/20/2013

last visited: never

Image for 2000 - Germanna Visitor Center - Locust Grove VAview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones2000 - Germanna Visitor Center - Locust Grove VA

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A visitor center and library was built at Germanna where the first German immigrants settled in Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/21/2011

last visited: never

Image for 1925 - Bethany Methodist Church - Purcellville, Virginiaview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1925 - Bethany Methodist Church - Purcellville, Virginia

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Historic Methodist Church in the Purcellville Historic District in Purcellville, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/29/2014

last visited: never

Image for 1915 - Purcellville National Bank - Purcellville, Virginiaview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1915 - Purcellville National Bank - Purcellville, Virginia

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Historic bank building in the Purcellville Historic District in Purcellville, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/28/2014

last visited: never

Image for 1822 - Brentsville Courthouse - Prince William County VAview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1822 - Brentsville Courthouse - Prince William County VA

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An architect left his permanent mark on a VA county courthouse he built in 1822.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/7/2012

last visited: never

Image for 1873 - Hamilton Masonic Lodge - Hamilton, Virginiaview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1873 - Hamilton Masonic Lodge - Hamilton, Virginia

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Historic Masonic Lodge and school in Hamilton, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/18/2014

last visited: never

Image for 1856 ~ Ebenezer Methodist Church, Stafford, VAview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1856 ~ Ebenezer Methodist Church, Stafford, VA

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Established in 1856, Ebenezer was one of the first churches to be in ministry to the Stafford community.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/19/2009

last visited: 3/4/2011

Image for 1895 - St. James' Episcopal Church - Leesburg, Virginiaview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1895 - St. James' Episcopal Church - Leesburg, Virginia

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Historic Episcopal Church in the Leesburg Historic District in Leesburg, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/28/2014

last visited: 6/10/2017

Image for New Faith Methodist Church - 1914 - Schuyler, VAview gallery

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Dated Buildings and CornerstonesNew Faith Methodist Church - 1914 - Schuyler, VA

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A small Methodist church in Schuyler, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/28/2014

last visited: 12/28/2014

Image for 1890 ~ Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), Fredericksburg, VAview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1890 ~ Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), Fredericksburg, VA

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In 1890, Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) rose where the original church from 1856 had stood.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/23/2009

last visited: 12/31/2014

Image for 1904 ~ Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, VAview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1904 ~ Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, VA

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Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, VA built in 1904.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/18/2009

last visited: 10/15/2011

Image for 1830 - St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church - Harpers Ferry, WVview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1830 - St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church - Harpers Ferry, WV

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A historic church in Harpers Ferry.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: West Virginia

date approved: 5/28/2009

last visited: 11/25/2016

Image for 1869-1912 - First Baptist Church - Martinsburg, WVview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1869-1912 - First Baptist Church - Martinsburg, WV

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Cornerstone for First Baptist Church in Martinsburg, dated 1869 and 1912.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/13/2016

last visited: never

Image for 1908 - Former YMCA - Martinsburg, WVview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1908 - Former YMCA - Martinsburg, WV

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Cornerstone of the former YMCA in downtown Martinsburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/13/2016

last visited: never

Image for 1987 - Nelson Memorial Library - Lovingston, VAview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1987 - Nelson Memorial Library - Lovingston, VA

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A large library for a small town in Nelson County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/28/2014

last visited: 12/28/2014

Image for 1967 - St. Joseph RC Church - Midland MDview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1967 - St. Joseph RC Church - Midland MD

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St Joseph's Church in Midland, Maryland, can be found on the hilltop of Church Street. This 1967 church replaces an earlier church building at this same location.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member HaricotVert_52

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/8/2009

last visited: 10/4/2009

Image for 1911 - I.O.R.M. Building/Sharpsburg Town Hall - Sharpsburg, MDview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1911 - I.O.R.M. Building/Sharpsburg Town Hall - Sharpsburg, MD

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This cornerstone has the dated that Cherokee Lodge of the Improved Order of Redmen was organized as well as the date that this building was built for them.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/2/2015

last visited: 4/11/2016

Image for 1892 - Holy Trinity Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church - Sharpsburg, MDview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1892 - Holy Trinity Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church - Sharpsburg, MD

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This beautiful brick church with its two uneven bell towers is of truly unique construction and contributes nicely to the Sharpsburg Historic District. The cornerstone lists the construction date as 1892.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Maryland

date approved: 12/28/2011

last visited: 2/22/2014

Image for 1885 - Bess - The Lodge - Gathland State Park, MDview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1885 - Bess - The Lodge - Gathland State Park, MD

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When George Townsend built the Lodge, he inscribed the cornerstone with his wife's name.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US

location: Maryland

date approved: 8/16/2012

last visited: 2/22/2014

Image for 1902 - Former U.S. Courthouse and Post Office - Cumberland, Marylandview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1902 - Former U.S. Courthouse and Post Office - Cumberland, Maryland

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Historic former U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, then police station and now senior center in Cumberland, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/11/2013

last visited: never

Image for 1911 - City Hall - Cumberland, Marylandview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1911 - City Hall - Cumberland, Maryland

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Historic City Hall for Cumberland, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/11/2013

last visited: never

Image for 1848 - Shrine of SS Peter and Paul - Cumberland, Marylandview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1848 - Shrine of SS Peter and Paul - Cumberland, Maryland

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Historic former parish church now shrine in Cumberland, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/9/2013

last visited: never

Image for 1854 - Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church - Boonsboro MDview gallery

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Dated Buildings and Cornerstones1854 - Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church - Boonsboro MD

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Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church is not far from Antietam National Battlefield. It was built in 1854 which means it stood in this place during the ferocious 1862 Civil War battle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member HaricotVert_52

location: Maryland

date approved: 12/7/2009

last visited: 12/6/2009

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