Western Granite and Marble

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San Jose, CA

Western Granite and Marble, 1900

Western Granite and Marble was a San Jose building materials supplier in existence around the turn of the 20th century. The company was formed from the partnership of Combs, Blanchard & O'Neil, and incorporated in 1888. The partnership was formed in 1883 from the merger of a marble business owned by J.W. Combs, and a granite company owned by W. W. Blanchard and T. O'Neil. C. T. Ryland was president in 1888.

Western Granite and Marble in San Jose

The company's building, located on First Street at the Southern Pacific tracks and across the street from the Southern Pacific's Market Street Railroad Station, appears in various old photos. The company also owned the Crystal Lake Quarries, a granite quarry at Yuba Pass, California, and bough marble from Vermont. The company also had a Santa Clara quarry[1]. H.S. Foote declared the company had 40-50 employees[2].

The company moved to Stockton Ave. in San Jose by 1920, and to Monterey Road by 1961[3].


Location Years Address Details
San Jose 1888-1907 396 North First Street
San Jose 1911-1926 Stockton Ave. at Polhemus[4]
San Jose 1926-1961 Monterey Road at Stone Ave.
San Jose 1962 Oak Hill Cemetery, 300 Curtner Ave.


  1. “Monuments in Stone: The Output of a San Jose Manufactory”: April 23, 1893 San Francisco Chronicle. Transcribed by Peggy Perazzo, www.quarriesandbeyondorg.
  2. The Western Granite and Marble Company: In H. S. Foote, Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated., 1888, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago.
  3. Western Granite and Marble: Capsule History. Peggy Perazzo, www.quarriesandbeyond.org
  4. Western Granite and Marble: Capsule History. Peggy Perazzo, www.quarriesandbeyond.org