Vermont Marble Company - Proctor
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N 43° 39.775 W 073° 02.167
18T E 658343 N 4836308
Quick Description: The largest marble company in the world.
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2011 6:34:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMCDX5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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"VERMONT MARBLE COMPANY

The earliest marble was quarried by the Humphrey brothers in 1836. They were followed by successive marble companies. In 1870 Redfield Proctor took over in receivership and brought the Vermont Marble Company to world prominence. Building contracts and work done in the Proctor shops include the US Supreme Court, Jefferson Memorial and the rotunda columns in the National Gallery of Art. The Company employee program established the first Industrial Nurses in 1895. Between 1890-1915 workers came from 23 countries and lived in many boarding houses and later in houses rented from the Company. Nationalities had social groups and aid societies. There were two Lutheran Churches, one Roman Catholic, one Greek Catholic and the Union Protestant Church.

Vermont Division for Historic Preservation - 2007"
Marker Name: VERMONT MARBLE COMPANY

Location: Proctor

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