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Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Augustus Pollack
 
Augustus Pollack Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
1. Augustus Pollack Memorial
 
Inscription. Erected by Trade Union Members of United States in memory of Augustus Pollack whose business life and actions were always in sympathy with organized labor.
 
Erected 1916 by Trade Union Members of United States.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers Attached to Sculpture marker series.
 
Location. 40° 4.36′ N, 80° 43.521′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is at the intersection of Interstate 70 and Main Street (State Route 2), on the right when traveling west on Interstate 70. Click for map. Marker is near the Main Street on-ramp to I-70 westbound, about 200 feet east of the Ohio River. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. List House (within shouting distance of this marker); Marsh Wheeling Stogies (about 300 feet away, in a direct line); Wheeling (about 400 feet away); Wheeling Suspension Bridge - 1849 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wheeling Suspension Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Slave Auction Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Wheeling Suspension Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Henry (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Wheeling.
 
Augustus Pollack Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
2. Augustus Pollack Memorial
 

 
Regarding Augustus Pollack. The monument commemorates Augustus Pollack. Born in Germany in 1830, Pollack immigrated to Baltimore in 1849, and moved to West Virginia in 1854. After the Civil War, he founded the Cigar and Tobacco Factory and the Crown Stogie Company in East Wheeling. Pollack was one of the city's leading businessmen and civic leaders, and was especially active in affairs of the communities' large German speaking population. He was known as a model employer and was a friend of organized labor, often called upon to settle disputes. In his will, he bequested scholarship funds to support a student from the "industrial" population. He died in April 1906.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Augustus Pollack. (Submitted on February 23, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Obituary of Augustus Pollack. (Submitted on February 23, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
 
Augustus Pollack Memorial </b>(looking northwest) Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
3. Augustus Pollack Memorial (looking northwest)
The memorial was sculpted by Sigvald Asbjornsen, designed by Fred F. Faris, and erected by the Edward C. Kreutzer firm. Dedicated May 28, 1916, it was relocated to its present site in 1956.
 
 
Augustus Pollack Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 31, 2009
4. Augustus Pollack Memorial
I-70 Bridge over Ohio River in background; looking west toward Ohio.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,159 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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