Napoleon Grey marble, QUARRIED in PHENIx, Missouri since 1888.
In 1884, during the construction of the Kansas City, Clinton, Springfield railroad, blasting uncovered a major limestone deposit around the town of Phenix, Missouri. For twenty years, the quarry supplied cut stone and lime, but a marble contractor who came across the stone recognized that the material was of an extremely high grade, and could even take a polish. To take full advantage of the material's commercial potential, the Phenix Stone and Lime Company became the Phenix Marble Company. From 1905 until the Great Depression, Phenix supplied marble to fine buildings in every state and in Canada, shipping more than 250,000 cubic feet annually. Though Phenix is now a ghost town, the quarry remains, and this storied material is once again available for your residential or commercial project.