My family has lived in the tiny village of Dorset Vermont for over 20 years. By code, houses are white with forest green or jet black shutters. The sidewalks and many building foundations are large blocks of locally quarried white marble. There were 7 active marble quarries in Dorset’s heyday. Now they are all quiet, with the exception of the raucous noises from one of the quarries, which filled with spring water to become the local summer swimming hole.

A nearby quarry in Danby Vermont, still quarries this famous marble, slabs of which were carved into the lions that frame the entrance to the NY Public library. When I was working on 92 Jane Street we incorporated an entire floor of Danby Marble, so I could walk on the same stone found in Dorset.