Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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In masonry, it's the first stone set to join two walls...

Oct 29, 2016 01:08 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Today, a cornerstone is a symbolic section of a building.  In olden days, it was the firsts stone set in a corner.

Oct 29, 2016 12:55 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

And sometimes had artifacts to be opened in the future.

Oct 29, 2016 12:54 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

An interesting feature when opened a hundred years later.

Oct 29, 2016 10:28 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Large stone in the corner, often with a few words or a date chiseled into it so that we will know who put it there and when.

Oct 29, 2016 12:03 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I believe that it was the first stone laid and used to base all measurements

Oct 29, 2016 10:13 AM
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Sam Shueh
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a local Title company next door,

what do I know?

Oct 29, 2016 07:57 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is a stone used in a corner of a building during construction, often a different color or embossed with a placque. It has a hollow inside where tributes, memories of the time, small symbols, etc. are placed most often in a waterproof container for preservation. Years later the cornerstone is opened to memorialize the time when the building was built. I have placed items in a couple of cornerstones.

Oct 29, 2016 03:30 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I guess it's not the stone set on the corner.

Oct 29, 2016 03:02 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

ceremonial building block or first stone set! You decide.

Oct 29, 2016 12:37 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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When stones are used, I believe it's the first stone set.   

Oct 29, 2016 12:25 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Barbara has answered.

Oct 29, 2016 11:10 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - had missed the 'Question' part yesterday.

Now I know the answer of 'Hugelkul...'

Oct 29, 2016 03:19 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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lots of answers - guess I'm late to the party :(

Oct 29, 2016 12:35 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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It's a corner stone. 

Oct 29, 2016 12:21 PM
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers Perhaps, a stone connects two corners.

Oct 29, 2016 08:29 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

That's the stone in the top of an archway that applies downward pressure to keep the rest of the stones in formation.

Oct 29, 2016 05:34 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Isn't this a tradition really now? Was the corner stone placed by a mason.

Oct 29, 2016 04:17 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

The strongest point

Oct 29, 2016 02:31 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Just wanted to know about the "bed".

Oct 29, 2016 02:10 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers First stone set on a foundation sometimes marked with the date for historical purposes. Could also serve as a time capsule.

Oct 29, 2016 01:47 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

That would be the stone next to the corner

Oct 29, 2016 01:43 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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I am late to the party. It looks like many others have nailed this one 

Oct 29, 2016 01:12 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Stones used for building corners. Sometimes the first corner stone has a date carved into it depending on building.

Oct 29, 2016 12:59 AM