Hardwick Granite Industry

Location: Hardwick
Tag(s): Industry
Historical Category: Agricultural History
Video Date: 03/05/20

Hardwick, Vermont once had a booming economy centering around the granite industry, as evidenced by the Memorial Building- a beautiful granite building built in 1911 for what would today be half a million dollars. The first granite shed went in right after the Civil War, and it remained a significant part of the economy until after World War I, when granite began to go out of style.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 (www.mychamplainvalley.com) and the Vermont Historical Society.

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