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Lincoln in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First Clay Pipe Plant in the West

 
 
First Clay Pipe Plant in the West Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 6, 2009
1. First Clay Pipe Plant in the West Marker
The marker is set in a terra cotta tile covered monument, just to the left (west) of the plant entrance on F Street.
Inscription. Discovery of high grade clay deposits in the area in 1874 led to the founding of Gladding, McBean & Co. by Charles Gladding, Peter McGill McBean and George Chambers and erection on this site of the first clay sewer pipe west of the Rocky Mountains in June 1875. The first shipment of clay pipe arrived in San Francisco on August 6, 1875. Gladding, McBean merged with Lock Joint Pipe Co. of New Jersey, assuming the new name of Interpace Corporation.

Dedicated May 31, 1975
Placer County Historical Society

 
Erected 1975 by Placer County Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 53.675′ N, 121° 17.504′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Street and F Street on 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 7th Street, Lincoln CA 95648, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emmada Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beerman Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Hoppert Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fleming Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); I O O F Building
Gladding, McBean Plant - entrance sign image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 6, 2009
2. Gladding, McBean Plant - entrance sign
(approx. 0.2 miles away); McTyeire Memorial Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel C. Lincoln Wilson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lincoln Terra Cotta Factory Celebrated in Cal State Sacramento Exhibit. A Sacramento Bee article (3/18/10) article on an exhibit of terra cotta architectural decorative art by Gladding McBean. Although Gladding, McBean got its start manufacturing sewer pipe, its most visible work is that of decorative architectural terra cotta. (Submitted on March 16, 2011.) 

2. Statehornet.com's Youtube video on Gladding, McBean. A two-minute slideshow introduction to Gladding, McBean's terra cotta works.... (Submitted on March 16, 2011.) 

3. About Us: A Crafted History. Gladding-McBean's history of.... (Submitted on March 16, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Gladding, McBean Plant - looking north from west of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 6, 2009
3. Gladding, McBean Plant - looking north from west of the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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