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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hidden Plainfield: Cornerstone Quiz


Cornerstone A.
For today, four cornerstones around town. I have purposely avoided cropping
too closely to give you some context for their locations.
How about something off the beaten track for today's Hidden Plainfield?

I am always interested in the cornerstones found on many older public (and some private) buildings.

Cornerstones often used to be laid in elaborate ceremonies denoting the importance of the building project, the officials involved with it, and the implied or explicit benefit to the community.

Sadly, cornerstones seem to have fallen by the wayside, for reasons I don't understand, although I suspect in part that we hold the construction of public buildings to be less momentous and therefore less deserving of a permanent marker. In today's publicity rush, you will find officials lined up behind their ceremonial shovels when ground is broken, but let me ask when is the last time you recall a photo opp of a cornerstone laying.

Right.



Cornerstone B.


Cornerstone C


Cornerstone D

At any rate, here are four cornerstones from around Plainfield. Can you identify all four?

Answer tomorrow.



-- Dan Damon [follow]

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