Masons Marks

Masons Marks (HMJE1)

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Tuscaloosa County
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N 33° 12.474', W 87° 34.476'

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To identify their work masons often carved special marks into the bottom, sides, or back of the stones. Their supervisors were thus able to distinguish between the quality and quantity of each mason's work. Blocks for the building were quarried from local sandstone from the banks of the nearby Black Warrior River.
Over a dozen different masons marks and directional signs appear throughout the ruins. Such identifying marks had been used by stone masons since the European Middle Ages.
HM NumberHMJE1
Year Placed1992
Placed ByCity of Tuscaloosa
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 4:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 446449 N 3674482
Decimal Degrees33.20790000, -87.57460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.474', W 87° 34.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 28.44" N, 87° 34' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 652-712 28th Ave, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, US
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