Made in America — Alabama White Marble

Alabama White Marble Garden WebWe 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.

Alabama Marble Quarry

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.

How amazing would it be to have marble floors or countertops quarried from Alabama? See more at Alabama Marble Quarry and Tennessee Marble Company.

Images: Garden Web, Encyclopedia of Alabama

4 Comments on Made in America — Alabama White Marble

  1. Jenny

    I love Alabama White marble and would very much like to put it in our new kitchen — can’t seem to find a supplier or fabricator who has it!

  2. Scott

    I love that color for marble. It would look great with any lighter colors in a kitchen. Made in America is best too.

  3. Greg Fox

    Never knew that marble that beautiful could come out of Alabama. It looks exactly like Italian marble. I own a granite countertop business and would love to tell people that their countertops came from the United States.

  4. Janet

    I love your article — buy American made! What a concept! I wish everyone understood the importance of this. Good for you getting the word out!