#0885 Griffith Quarry


#0885 Griffith Quarry

Site information:

SE corner of Taylor and Rock Springs Rds, Penryn

Quarry site is a short walk in the park from the plaque.


Plaque information:

State plaque near the road


Plaque text:

Griffith Quarry

In the Fall of 1864, Mr. Griffith Griffith, a native of Wales, established the quarry located near this site which was later to supply high-quality granite for a number of the important buildings in San Francisco and Sacramento, including portions of the state capitol. This was also the site of the State's first commercially successful granite polishing mill, erected in 1874.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Placer County Park and Historical Restoration Commission, May 7, 1976.

Registered 5/9/1975