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Penn Stone History

In 1914, Menno Swarr, a young building materials salesman, struck out on his own and started Pennsylvania Stone, Cement & Supply Company.  Originally with an office downtown and a stoneyard on North Prince Street, Penn Stone cut large blocks of stone for new construction and supplied many of the same masonry materials it does today.  In the early 1930’s the current location at Ross and Water Streets was developed.  A rail spur ran right into the yard, to allow unloading of the heavy materials directly from railcars.  Penn Stone doesn’t cut stone anymore, but we still supply Lancaster County and South Central Pennsylvania with the best selection of brick, stone and masonry materials.  We’ve taken our proud history and expanded it to include beautiful landscape materials, outdoor furniture and everything for your outdoor shelter.