The New Nation Birthstone of the Nation Joslyn Art Gallery, Omaha, NE

Joslyn Art Gallery, Omaha, NE

Aquia stone that was quarried with steam driven equipment at the George Washington Stone Corporation in the 1920-30s was shipped as far away as Nebraska.  Seven years after completion, the Joslyn Art Museum was listed as one of the one hundred finest buildings in the United States.  Most of the three-level interior was constructed from thirty-eight different marbles from around the world.  The walls of the Fountain Court were made of Stafford’s Aquia stone.