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The Muldoon Quarry

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Muldoon, Texas


TX - Muldoon Quarry vintage photo
The Muldoon Quarry (no date)
Courtesy Fayette County Heritage Museum and Archives

"Muldoon Blue" sandstone became a popular material for buildings in Fayette and neighboring counties in the late 19th Century.

Courthouse Architect J. Riely Gordon used it in several of his efforts. A partial list of Gordon's work would include Decatur, LaGrange, Marshall, San Antonio, Sulphur Springs, Waxahachie, Waco, Victoria, and as well as the Nolte Bank in Seguin and the jail in Gonzales.He also designed the State Capitol in Arizona.

Muldoon Blue Sandstone does have a bluish tint to it, but it is also recognizable for long white streaks that are thought to be caused by the roots of plants trapped in the sedimentary rock.

During its heyday, the quarry was operated with convict labor.


TX - Muldoon Quarry vintage photo
The Muldoon Quarry and labor
Courtesy Fayette County Heritage Museum and Archives

Galveston Texas jetties
According to the Handbook of Texas Online, some of the stone in the Galveston jetties was produced from the Muldoon quarry.
Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/

Muldoon TX - Abandoned 1890 Building
The 1890 Kerr Store in Muldoon built with Muldoon Blue Sandstone
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2006

Muldoon Texas A.B. Kerr and Son Store token front
Muldoon Texas A.B. Kerr and Son Store token back
A.B. Kerr and Son Token (front and back) from Muldoon,
accepted in lieu of cash by the store

Photos courtesy Joe Meyers

John Troesser
February 2001

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