1811Construction began on the Salem Jail, also called the “Stone Gaol,” which was one of the earliest structures to use Cape Ann granite.Arts and Culture, Economy and Industry, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture, Granite Industry

Charles A. Beckford, Salem Jail, 1868, Salem State University, https://digitalrepository.salemstate.edu/handle/20.500.13013/1645
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The Salem Jail was one of the earliest building projects using primitive methods of granite quarrying. Starting in 1811 and continuing for two years, granite blocks were taken from the Old Pit quarry in Pigeon Cove and brought to Salem on the sloop William.

Erkkila, Barbara H. Hammers on Stone: A History of Cape Ann Granite. 1st ed, TBW Books, 1980.
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