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Cornerstone
The cornerstone concept is derived from the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation, important since all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure.Over time a cornerstone became a ceremonial masonry stone, or replica, set in a prominent location on the outside of a...
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1248
8.15.1248
The foundation stone of Cologne Cathedral, built to house the relics of the Three Wise Men, is laid. (Construction is eventually completed in 1880.)
1357
7.9.1357
Emperor Charles IV assists in laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague.
1506
4.18.1506
The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid.
1825
6.11.1825
The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.
1833
7.23.1833
Cornerstones are laid for the construction of the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio.
1860
10.10.1860
The original cornerstone of the University of the South is laid in Sewanee, Tennessee.