We should all be inspired by Anders Lewendal, a homebuilder in Bozeman, Montana, who is building what he considers the first home documented to be made entirely of American-made materials.
He was featured recently in the New York Times.
Lewendal, who has an economics degree, told The Times: “I think we could solve this recession if everyone shifted just 5 percent of their purchases to U.S.-made products.” See more on the house here.
I’m all for this. And today begins a new feature on Kathy’s Remodeling Blog called Made in America.
Today we feature Alabama marble, which you see here being quarried in 1935.
There may come a time when it’s considered foolish to admit you bought Italian marble or granite counters from India for your remodel. There may one day be a great source of pride and patriotism in saying my marble counters are from Alabama.
Marble has been quarried in Alabama since the 1830s and stone from those quarries was used for the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Supreme Court building. Alabama marble occurs in shades of white, pink, gray, red and black, but the white is most popular.