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Allentown in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Metallurgical Science, 1902-03

Bronze, Gift of Bethlehem Steel Corporation, 1982 (1982.08.1)

 

— Jean-Léon-Gérôme, French, 1824-1904 —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 3, 2020
1. Metallurgical Science, 1902-03 Marker
Inscription.  In 1902 Charles Schwab commissioned Jean-Léon-Gérôme, one of the preeminent French academic artists of his day, to sculpt two monumental bronzes for his new mansion on Riverside Drive in New York City. Schwab was the president of U.S. Steel when the project began, but by the time the sculptures were installed on the second floor of the mansion he had retired from that position and become the chairman and president of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. This sculpture is a personification of scientific metallurgy. Dressed in classical clothing, the female figure has steelmaking equipment at her feet and represents modern advances in the industry.
 
Erected by Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 36.245′ N, 75° 28.121′ W. Marker is in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker can be reached from North 5th Street just north of Court Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map
Metallurgical Science, 1902-03 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 3, 2020
2. Metallurgical Science, 1902-03 Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: Allentown PA 18101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Metallurgical Worker (The Puddler), 1902-03 (a few steps from this marker); Charles C. Dent Memorial Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish American War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lehigh County (about 300 feet away); Vietnam War Memorial (about 400 feet away); In Honor of Those Who Served (about 400 feet away); Zollinger-Harned Department Store (about 600 feet away); Keenan House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allentown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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