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Antique Granite Building Blocks

February 27, 2011
BY Gavin Johnston

Granite Building Block Retaining Wall

Granite Building Block Bridge

Granite Block Bench

I have a 2.5 year old daughter who loves to build things out of wooden building blocks. Did you do the same when you were growing up? I did. Is that why antique granite building blocks seem so cool? These majestic blocks were literally the "building" blocks of a rapidly industrializing America over 150 years ago. Now when development comes into contact with these blocks new materials and processes are used and we have the opportunity to reclaim these old granite blocks and re-purpose them in all kinds of ways. Here are a few examples of how they can be used in the landscape without much reworking of the stone (unlike the roughbacks).

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