Marble was founded in 1881 as part of the effort to quarry the extensive marble deposits of the Yule Creek area in Gunnison County. The town developed into a transportation and processing hub for the local marble industry. By the early 20th century, the area was one of the most significant marble quarrying regions in the country. Marble quarried there was used in hundreds of landmark buildings, structures and monuments throughout the nation, including the Lincoln Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Washington Monument. Prominent Denver examples of Yule Marble utilization include the State Capital, Cheesman Memorial, and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. The development of the town, marble mining, and the related transportation system are the three areas of significance. (Cover documentation accepted by National Register in 1989.) Multiple Property Documentation Form (PDF, 1.99 MB).
101 W. Silver
National Register 4/4/1996, 5GN.2557
Marble High School
412 Main St.
National Register 8/3/1989, 5GN.2041
Marble Town Hall
407 Main St.
National Register 8/3/1989, 5GN.2042
William D. Parry House
115 Main St.
National Register 8/3/1989, 5GN.2043
St. Paul’s Church
123 State St.
National Register 8/3/1989, 5GN.1355