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Founding of the Ironworkers Union

 
 
Founding of the Ironworkers Union Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2011
1. Founding of the Ironworkers Union Marker
Inscription.  On Feb. 4, 1896, sixteen delegates met at Moorheads Hall here to form the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers. Active in the struggle for health and safety standards; by 1996 it had 140,000 members.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLabor Unions. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1883.
 
Location. 40° 26.196′ N, 79° 59.912′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Grant Street and 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Grant Street. Located at Firstside Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hartley Rose Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh (about 300 feet away); Pittsburgh Chinatown (about
Founding of the Ironworkers Union Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2011
2. Founding of the Ironworkers Union Marker
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400 feet away); United Steelworkers of America (about 600 feet away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (about 600 feet away); University of Pittsburgh Log Schoolhouse (about 600 feet away); Civil War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Smithfield Street Bridge (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Founding of the Ironworkers Union - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. Iron Workers. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Ironworkers, Robesonia Iron Company, Robesonia, PA image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown, circa 1910
3. Ironworkers, Robesonia Iron Company, Robesonia, PA
The Pennsylvania State Archives
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 773 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 7, 2022