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Marker Details

Title, side A
Berea Sandstone Quarries
Title, side B
The "Big Quarry"
Address
Berea, 44017
Location
Seminary Street adjacent to Coe Lake Park
Latitude
41.365367
Longitude
-81.851742
Subjects
Berea, Sandstone

Picture Details

Title
Quarry
Caption
The area from Berea to Amherst has been labeled the "Sandstone Center of the World." John Baldwin, founder of what is now Baldwin-Wallace College, is credited with discovering the sandstone formation in 1842. Several quarries were already operating in the area. The Cleveland Stone Company bought out several of the smaller ventures in July 1886. The Ohio Quarries, owned by John R. Walsh, organized in 1903 in competition with Cleveland Stone Company. In 1929, Cleveland Stone purchased the Ohio Quarries and became the Cleveland Quarries Company (Om3028_001).