Starbrick in Warren County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Baby Arch
From 1962 to 1965, approximately 280 men worked on the Gateway Arch project in Warren. PDM Boilermakers cut, fabricated and welded the above-ground steel exoskeleton of the Arch, amounting to 80% of the project. PDM shipped these fabricated sections 700 miles (1127 km), by train and semi-trucks, from Warren to St. Louis. Each part had to be intricately measured, cut and ground to within 1/64th of an inch (0.39 mm) to make sure they would fit together perfectly with the other segments to form the Arch. The project used over 900 tons of stainless steel. Today,
On November 14, 2012, the Committee of Retired Boilermakers boarded a motor coach bound for St. Louis to claim their contribution in building the Gateway Arch, and to "put Warren on the map” as “the home of the Arch” where most of its wedge-shaped components were made. Tom Bradley, Superintendent of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, held a ceremony and lunch to honor the men. "We've had many reunions here of workers over the years, but none quite like this one. Many of you were instrumental in building the Arch, this incredible memorial, yet never saw it when it was completed,” Bradley told the men. "But it's due to your hard work that we're here today.” Warren's retired Boilermakers returned to St. Louis on October 28, 2015 to again be recognized at the 50th anniversary Builders' Day celebration at the Arch.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Labor Unions. A significant historical date for this entry is October 28, 2015.
Location. 41° 50.719′ N, 79° 13.576′ W. Marker is in Starbrick, Pennsylvania, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Pennsylvania Avenue West (U.S. 6/62), on the right when traveling east. Locate at the Warren County Visitors Bureau. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22045 US 6, Warren PA 16365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Civilian Conservation Corps (here, next to this marker); Buckaloons (approx. 1.7 miles away); General William Irvine (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Mead Island Tradition (approx. 1.9 miles away); These Granite Towers Represent (approx. 2 miles away); In Grateful Recognition (approx. 3.8 miles away); Gen. Joseph Warren (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named General William Irvine (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Starbrick.
Also see . . .
1. Warren County Visitors Bureau. (Submitted on November 2, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Former L-659 members create ‘baby’ Gateway Arch. (Submitted on November 2, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Gateway Arch. (Submitted on November 2, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 129 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.