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Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Masons Marks

 
 
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By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
1. Masons Marks Marker
Inscription. To identify their work masons often carved special marks into the bottom, sides, or back of the stones. Their supervisors were thus able to distinguish between the quality and quantity of each mason's work. Blocks for the building were quarried from local sandstone from the banks of the nearby Black Warrior River.
Over a dozen different masons marks and directional signs appear throughout the ruins. Such identifying marks had been used by stone masons since the European Middle Ages.
 
Erected 1992 by City of Tuscaloosa.
 
Location. 33° 12.474′ N, 87° 34.476′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 6th Street and 28th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located in Capitol Park on the west side of the Capitol Ruins. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alabama Central Female College (within shouting distance of this marker); The Architect (within shouting distance of this marker); John Murphy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gabriel Moore (about
Masons Marks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
2. Masons Marks Marker
300 feet away); Samuel B. Moore (about 300 feet away); John Gayle (about 300 feet away); Old Tavern (about 300 feet away); Clement Comer Clay (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
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Masons Marks image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
3. Masons Marks
Masons Marks image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
4. Masons Marks
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By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
5. Masons Marks
Example of the Mason's work on the old Capitol building. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 4, 2006
6. Example of the Mason's work on the old Capitol building.
West side of the Capitol Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
7. West side of the Capitol Ruins
 
 
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