The Elkhart Tooth Stone

In Elkhart, Indiana, at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Lexington Ave., there's a block of concrete full of human teeth. It was put there around the 1950s by a dentist, Dr. Joseph Stamp, who saved every tooth he pulled. It's not known why exactly he created this Tooth Monument. The curator of the local history museum says that Dr. Stamp was "eccentric as get out," and that there was essentially "no rhyme or reason" behind encasing the teeth in concrete. More at the Elkhart Truth.
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Mar 08, 2015
     Category: 1950s | Teeth

Seeings how the good Doc is dead the tooth died with him.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/08/15 at 08:23 AM
He did it to hide the fact that he was pulling perfectly good teeth for the money.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/08/15 at 09:06 AM
You can't handle the tooth !!
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/08/15 at 12:27 PM
Kinda miffed that, in my few visits to Elkhart, I didn't see this...
Posted by crc on 03/08/15 at 07:36 PM
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