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A. J. Stevens Monument

 
 
A. J. Stevens Monument Inscription - Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 25, 2009
1. A. J. Stevens Monument Inscription - Front of Monument
Inscription.
[Front of Monument:]
Erected
To A
Friend of Labor
By His
Coworkers
Nov. 28, 1889

[Inscription on West Side of Monument:]
Think
Look Up
And
Lift Up

[Inscription on Back of Monument:]
Welcome
Illegible
Illegible
Engineers
The People

1866 - 1888
[Inscription on East Side of Monument:]
Labor
Is Entitled
To A
Just Reward

 
Erected 1889 by His Co-Workers, November 28, 1889.
 
Location. 38° 34.841′ N, 121° 29.644′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from "J" Street. Click for map. Marker is located at the Cesar Chavez Plaza facing “J” Street between 9th and 10th Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old City Plaza (within shouting distance of
A. J. Stevens Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 25, 2009
2. A. J. Stevens Monument
Monument is facing south towards "J" Street
this marker); Young America Engine Co. No. 6 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tony's Corner (about 500 feet away); Sa’ Cumn’e Plaza (about 500 feet away); Pioneer Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacramento Pioneers Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First and Second State Capitals at Sacramento (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jesse M. Unruh State Office Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
1. Andrew Jackson “A.J” Stevens (1833-1888) – Builder of Locomotives. A.J. Stevens was born in Vermont Sep. 14, 1833. In 1869 he was hired by Leland Stanford, President of Central Pacific (parent organization of Southern Pacific) as Master Mechanic. He was responsible for many locomotive inventions until his death in 1888. (Submitted on March 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Andrew J. Stevens Biography. A biography transcribed by Vicky Walker from the publication An Illustrated History of Sacramento County, Pages 797-798, Published by Lewis
A. J. Stevens Sculpture Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 25, 2009
3. A. J. Stevens Sculpture
The sculpture is of A. J. Stevens wearing the conventional dress of the time. He stands with his left arm resting on a rostrum.
Publishing Company, 1890. (Submitted on March 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. The Monument and Dedication
A.J. Stevens was the master mechanic for the Southern Pacific Railroad. The sculpture was erected by his coworkers. An estimated twelve thousand attended the dedication ceremony, with Governor Waterman and Mayor Gregory in attendance. - 1889.

The sculpture was done by Sculptor Albert Weinert (1863-1948), and dedicated on November 28, 1889. It is owned and maintained by the City of Sacramento, City Parks and Recreation.
    — Submitted March 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable PersonsRailroads & Streetcars
 
Close-Up of Artwork on Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 25, 2009
4. Close-Up of Artwork on Monument
West Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 25, 2009
5. West Side Inscription
Back View of the Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 25, 2009
6. Back View of the Monument
East Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 25, 2009
7. East Side of Monument
 
 
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