Granite

Massachusetts State Building Stone

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Granite monument

Myles Standish Monument in Duxbury, Massachusetts; 116-foot granite shaft crowned by a 14-foot statue of Captain Myles Standish (military leader of Plymouth Colony). Photo by Brenda Anderson on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Massachusetts State Building and Monument Stone

Massachusetts designated granite as the official state building and monument stone in 1983. Granite from Quincy, Massachusetts was used to build the Washington Monument.

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Images

Washington monument (made of granite from Quincy, Massachusetts); photo by S.L. on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike). 

Washington monument

Granite bread oven in Pigeon Cove, Massachusetts; photo by Joel Abroad on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Granite bread oven