Industrialization of the Shoreline
Soon, the Pacific Rolling Mills, the first steel
mill on the West Coast, was established here,
followed by Risdon Iron Works which
specialized in the fabrication of steam
locomotives, a sugar refinery, and a
manufactured gas power plant; they became
neighbors and were located immediately south
of the Union Iron Works shipyard.
Erected 2020 by Union Iron Works Historic District.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steel Lathe (within shouting distance of this marker); Crane 14 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Industrial Architecture (about 300 feet away); Building 49 (about 300 feet away); Yard Evolution: New Power and Production (about 300 feet away); Yard Layout: Form Follows Function (about 300 feet away); Ship Propeller Drive Shaft (about 500 feet away); Radial Drill Press (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The marker is located in the north half of Crane Cove Park (opened October, 2020), just a few steps from the water.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.