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What Are Buildings Made Of?

Granite in St. Louis Buildings

Granite at base of the Old Post OfficeThe Old Post Office is an extremely solid building made of gray granite from Maine (top) and pink granite from Missouri (bottom).

Merchandise Mart detail of red granite both polished and rock-faced The Merchandise Mart at 1000 Washington Avenue uses red granite - some is polished, and some is left rock-faced to provide the impression of great strength.

Front entry to Basilica Cathedral of St. LouisThe Basilica Cathedral of St. Louis (aka the New Cathedral) is one of the largest granite structures around.

St Louis Public Library exterior graniteThe exterior of the St. Louis Public Library is gray granite.

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More About Stone

  Where Does It Come From?
  Limestone in St Louis Buildings
  Where Does It Come From?
  Granite in St Louis Buildings
  Where Does It Come From?
  Looking at Marble in St Louis

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Old Post Office
Merchandise Mart
Basilica Cathedral of St Louis
St Louis Public Library



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