ANDERSON DAILY PHOTO

April 14, 2009

In the midst of the rainy weather

Filed under: Cemeteries — lessie @ 6:45 am

While the Old Stone Church is not in the city of Anderson, or even in Anderson County (!), it is just a tiny jump away from us up Hwy 76 into Pickens County and the city of Clemson. (The Old Stone Church is on the National Register of Historic Places, and a tour of its surrounding cemetery lours one into the 1700s.) I was interested to note the above found on top of the iron gate to the cemetery. (The iron fence appears old and is detailed in its design.) I haven’t found such a company through Google, though there appears to be a company called Foundry & Steel, Inc., in Anderson.

My camera came back! Yipee! I am guarding it with the ferocity of a wounded mama tiger whose newborn cub is squealing, jumping, and yanking on her right paw, “Can I have just ONE more chocolate bunny? PULEEZ?”

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2 Comments »

  1. Hey guess what–my family owns Foundry and Steel. My paternal great grandfather George Washington Connor moved to Anderson in the early part of the 1900’s and bought the business which was then Anderson Machine and Foundry. My dad worked at the business from the time he was 16 until he retired at 62. He is still a major stock holder. I am a bit rusty on the history but will try to find out more. I am pretty sure they poured the fountain from one of your earlier posts in their foundry. (Or maybe that was on Angie’s blog.) Small world huh!

    Comment by Susan Isbell — April 14, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

  2. Susan —
    That is so cool! The fence around the cemetery really fits the scene. Maybe they changed the name to make the company more global sounding? Interesting!

    Comment by lessie — April 14, 2009 @ 7:17 pm


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