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History of Quincy’s Granite Incline Compressor Building

The Granite Incline Compressor Building represented the pinnacle of technology when it opened on Quincy’s Mullin Avenue in the early 1920s.

Large compressors tucked into the top of the building pumped air into the granite quarries to better cut the rock, a dramatic improvement from the steam method, which made the quarries slippery and dangerous.

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