Coldspring Trivia

1. For what major MN State Building did Coldspring  supply stone at the turn of the century?

The MN State Capitol building. The company supplied the granite columns in the rotunda, completed in 1904.


2. What was the first major project CS supplied Diamond Pink granite for after buying the quarry in 1921?

The Stearns County Courthouse, which features six diamond pink columns fabricated by Coldspring, each column 26-ft high, 4-1/2-feet in diameter, and weighing 50 tons. Additional information available on pg. 17 in Cold Spring Granite’s A Century of Enduring Beauty.


3. What did Coldspring supply for the war effort in the 1940's?

Ship components including ship's hulls, machinery foundations including engine and pump foundations; also aluminum pontoons for assault bridges, ship's rudders, and anchor chains; steam engines for destroyer escorts were also assembled in the Cold Spring plant.


4. Which National Memorials has Coldspring supplied material for?

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Korean War Memorial, National Japanese American Memorial, and the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA, Visitor’s Center at Mount Rushmore.


5. What is a current large National project for Coldspring?

US Capitol Visitors Center in Washington DC—Cold Spring Granite is supplying over 250,000 square feet of granite for inside and outside the Center, scheduled for completion in 2006.  Stone from quarries in St. Cloud, Rockville, Isle, and Ely, Minnesota, as well as our quarries in Milbank, South Dakota; Lake Placid, New York; and Fredericksburg, Texas is being used on the project.  All of the granite is being fabricated in Cold Spring, Minnesota.



Coldspring is a 107-year old family-owned company headquartered in Cold Spring, Minnesota with five manufacturing locations and over 1250 employees throughout North America.   It is the largest manufacturer of bronze, architectural building and residential stone and memorial products in North America.   The company’s list of notable projects include buildings in every major city throughout North America, many landmark projects in cities overseas, some of the most prestigious private estate memorials in the country, and national memorials such as the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C. For more information, visit