Weber Stone Company

12791 Stone City Rd - Cty Rd X28

Anamosa, Iowa 52205

319.462.3581

Hours: M-F 7A-5P ยท Sat 7A-12P

Our History

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Grant Wood captured the natural splendor of Stone City, Iowa. The wondrous beauty of this painting still remains in the valley of Stone City. The monumental buildings and rolling hills are as pronounced as when Grant Wood created this painting years ago. Over a century has passed since the Army used limestone from Stone City to construct abutments for bridges, highways and railroads.

These structures still stand today as monuments to the lasting beauty of Anamosa Limestone, as perfect as the day it was taken from its natural bed.

Anamosa Limestone is quarried out of Stone City, Iowa, which is located along the Wapsipinicon River about two miles west of Anamosa, Iowa. Opportunities for usage of this limestone were recognized well over 100 years ago by the early settlers in the 1840's.

During the next several decades, most major construction in the region utilized Stone City "dimension stone". The western expansion of the railroad system facilitated distribution to bordering states and utilization of Anamosa Limestone as the primary building material for railroad bridges, bridge piers, foundations and major buildings.

In the years 1859 to 1895, over 150,000 railroad car shipments of stone originated from the Stone City area. Usage diminished rapidly with the local introduction of Portland Cement concrete in 1905, but quarry operations at Stone City survived this momentary slow-down and it remains a significant part of the Eastern Iowa economy.

For additional historical photos, visit the Photos section on this page.

  • About Weber Stone Company

    Weber Stone Company has one of the largest production capacities in the Midwest, and we are known for our high-quality products and prompt service. We are proud to offer a wide variety of quality limestone products and finishes:

    • Custom Dimensional Stone products
    • Landscape stone including flagstone, veneer, wall stone, steps, patio squares, and more
    • Detailed engraving services
    • Decorative items such as benches, birdbaths, and tables
    • Custom hearths and mantels
    • Full line of aggregate stone

    Our experienced design consultants will assist you with estimating, design, and shop drawings.

    Once your order is complete, delivery is available via semi-trailer or straight truck.

    We are conveniently open from 7am-5pm Monday through Friday and 7am-12pm on Saturday.

  • Office Staff

    We have a full staff of employees ready to assist you in anyway.

  • Design & Estimating

    Our Design Department has expanded dramatically in the past few years to meet the growing demand for Anamosa Limestone. With over 30 years of combined experience, we pride ourselves in going the extra mile for our clients.

    No matter the size of the project, we appreciate every customer and treat them in the professional and respectful manner that they deserve.

  • Quarrying & Fabricating

    Our quarrying and fabricating facilities provide one of the largest production capacities of aggregates, landscaping stone and dimensional stone in the Midwest.

    Our experienced fabricators, from the quarry to the mill, use state-of-the-art equipment to provide the highest quality stone products.

    Since the establishment of Weber Stone Company in 1952, we have seen significant growth and are now providing stone for projects nationwide.

    Turn the page to learn more about our quarries and the equipment we use.

  • Milling

    Our milling department has many pieces of equipment to handle a variety of needs, including:

    • Infinity Saw
    • 24" Saw
    • 30" Saw
    • 48" Saw
    • 72" Saw
    • Two 48" Predator Saws
    • Belt Saw
    • Hydraulic Cutter

Take a Tour of
Weber Stone Company

Weber Stone Company invites you and your organizations to Stone City, Iowa for a full tour of our quarry operations. We have hosted a variety of groups ranging from elementary school children to a group of 150 from Russia!

All major components of the quarry operation are visited during the tour, including:

 * The removal of stone blocks from the quarry floor.
 * The crushing of stone into various aggregate varieties.
 * The sawing, shaping, polishing, and engraving of several types of residential and commercial projects being produced at the time of the tour.

The tour may also include a brief visit to some of the historical buildings in and around Stone City, Iowa.

The tours at Stone City Quarries usually take about one hour. This can be adjusted accordingly, depending on the tour group's available time and interest level. A single bus-load makes for the most convenient and efficient tour.

To schedule an appointment for a tour or if you have additional questions, please contact us and we will respond as soon as possible (Please include your phone number).