A couple years ago we salvaged a green and purple Vermont slate, from a chapel in Mt. Adams. The church was built in 1900 and the slate was still in good condition. We ended up using the salvaged slate to make a new roof on a home in Clifton, Ohio. As a gift to the original client, we used the leftover pieces to create an ornamental slate gift. We did this by using traditional inscription methods to spell out the clients name, “Towne”. The inscription contains over 750 individual pieces of slate and weighs nearly 250 pounds. Slate inscriptions can still be found on old barns across the midwest and northeast, they most commonly note the year they were built or the familys surname.