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Everybody Loves Marble Tile

Posted by enduring (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 4, 12 at 6:14

I would like to share some images of a marble installation. I hope you will enjoy these as much as I do.

I took these pictures where I work. This is one of our group rooms. It started life as a surgery room in about 1918 or so, and used as such until around 1970. I have always loved this room. Acoustics are not the best. Note the match booked "tiles". All of the walls are clad in this marble. Loving care still takes place here.

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RE: Everybody Loves Marble Tile

Wow--those look great, even after all these years!


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RE: Everybody Loves Marble Tile

wow, so pretty.

I have a hunk of marble that a lady was giving away free years ago. We went to her house, her outside shed was FULL of marble. We took a pretty big hunk, similar to one of the ones you show. Turns out it was from the DuPont building in Wilmington--her father was one of the men who took them down from the walls when they did a big renovation.

I like seeing your picture because it really gives me an idea of what my hunk looked like when it was on the wall.


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Bee, I bet you could hardly contain your self with that treasure trove of marble. I would be going crazy with ideas of trying to use more. Glad you enjoyed seeing this installation.

I grew up near this hospital and years later returned to the area and have been working there since 88. I am very attached to these bits of history. There is a bathroom down the hall that has brownish red granite. It wasn't too long ago that the stalls were made out of wood from the early century.

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Then in the early 50's they added a wing with bathrooms like this, updated with a hand rail of course:
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I took these pictures several months ago to get ideas for tile layout.


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