The Hanson Aggregates Stone Company recently demolished a local landmark which had stood at the corner of Mitchell Road and West Cherry Street for over 100 years. The concrete pillars that stood there were originally the foundation of the France Stone Company’s crusher building. Constructed in the early 1900s and demolished in 1971, the crusher building was once one of the tallest buildings in North Baltimore and a local landmark in itself.
Motorists travelling on Mitchell Road could use these pillars to identify where to turn onto West Cherry Street. Although the road through the Hanson Quarry property is actually private property, generations of local residents have always considered this roadway to be a public thoroughfare into North Baltimore.