Masons and Stonework

Stone Mason

1897 A.R. Robertson ad

Stonemasons 

     Out of the eighteen stone masons identified from the cemetery, eight were from Georgia and the other ten were from various states along the east coast. Most Georgian based stone masons lived in or near Atlanta and Madison, but one mason, A.R. Robertson was from the Athens area. [1] As seen in his ad, A.R. Robertson solicited business from his workshop located at 115 Thomas Street and incorporated popular decorative elements in his work like cradle tombs and iron railing. [2]

 

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[1] Marshall, Courtney Thomas. Oconee Hill Cemetery. Athens, Ga: Athens Historical Society, 2009. 

[2] Marble…..and Granite. Athens Daily Banner. Dec. 10, 1897, p.[13]. Presented online by the Digital Library of Georgia.