On May 9, 2018, the Missouri State Capitol Commission selected Missouri Phenix Marble as the stone to be used for repairs to the facade of the Missouri State Capitol building. The stone, popularly known as “Napoleon Gray Marble,” is actually a high-quality limestone that was used in the original construction of the Capitol.
The Phenix Marble Company originally opened as the Phenix Stone and Lime Company in northern Greene County in 1884. In addition to the Missouri Capitol, stone cut from the quarry is present in the trading room of the New York Stock Exchange building and was utilized in countless libraries, memorials and other early-20th century construction projects. Today, the Springfield, Missouri-based company supplies limestone and polished marble slabs mined in the original quarry, which is located in the now-ghost town of Phenix. Click here for more information on Phenix Marble.