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Local History

Discover the beautiful towns of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT.

Granite Industry in Westerly

Resources at the Library

Westerly Granite

Built from Stone : the Westerly granite story” by Linda Smith Chaffee, John B. Coduri and Ellen L. Madison  (974.591 C)

The Story of Westerly Granite” by by Stephen W. Macomber (974.591 M REF)

 

Lecture (Community Voices series)

Columbus : from Quarry to Park

Celebrates the Westerly granite industry and the skills of the artisans involved in the production of the statue.

 

 Documentary Films

Carved from stone : legacy of a granite town” (974.591 C DVD)

The Westerly Granite story” / presentation and photographs property of the Orlando Smith Trust (974.591 W DVD)

                                                                           

Local History Resources (note that these materials require special permission to view)

"The Strength of the Stone : produced by R.I. Feminist Theatre in cooperation with Westerly Library Granite Project"  (974.591 S LH)

 

Articles

"The Early Days of Quarrying in Westerly" by Rosalie Harris, Westerly Life May 17, 2020

"Granite : Westerly's Flagship Industry" by Zach Garceau Westerly Life April 1, 2020

"A Legacy Carved in Stone" by Doug Norris, The Independent July 1, 2014

"Westerly Granite Once a Favorite For Monuments Nationwide" by John Hill, Providence Journal October 6, 2013

 

Websites 

Granite Industry Resources from the Babcock-Smith House Museum