Missouri Red granite

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A deep red, medium- to coarse-grain granite first quarried in 1869 near Graniteville, Missouri. Missouri red granite was used for monuments, paving stone, columns, and buildings. It can still be seen in the paving stones of the St. Louis levee and in the front porch columns on the Governer's mansion in Jefferson City. Elephant Rocks State Park has massive outcroppings of the granite boulders

Resources and Citations

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Frank A. Lent, Trade names and Descriptions of Marbles, Limestones, Sandstones, Granites and Other Building Stones Quarried in the United States Canada and other Countries., Stone Publishing Co, New York, 1925