Röbäck has a long tradition of stone masonry. In honour of these skilled craftsmen, there is a monument at Stenhuggarängen, which means stonemason meadow.
Stonemasons gathered stone from Kyrkberget and in the 20th century, from Djäknebölsklinten. Marks left in the hillside can still be seen today. First, they used a sledgehammer to pound several holes, into which they placed iron wedges. Pounding in these wedges cracked the rock and loosened the block. The block was then placed in a low wagon or sledge and driven to the stonemasonry.
There were several in the village, and the work was primarily done in winter. With smaller sledgehammers, heavy hammers and various iron chisels, the stones were shaped into plinths, portals, stepping stones, gateposts and more.
Beautiful examples of the stonemasons’ skill can be seen on the outer staircase to the old hospital, the plinths of the former VK building (Västerbottens-Kuriren), the formal postal building on Nygatan and at Mimerskolan school. The gateway to the chapel on Backen was also made by stonemasons from Röbäck.