Steelworker statue.

Ohio Valley Steelworker Statue

Field review by the editors.

Steubenville, Ohio

Steubenville calls itself the "City of Murals," and offers an enticing free map for a "Footsteps of Dean Martin Tour," but all we have time for on this trip is a stop at an eye-catching metal man in a hood. It was created by artist Dimitri Akis.

We saw a statue similar to this in nearby Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1985, although the attribution on this one says that it was forged by Ohio Valley Steelworkers in 1989. The life-size cast house man carries a long-handled dipping ladle, and is wearing the hooded suit that protected the worker from the instant blistering that 2,800 degree molten iron is prone to deliver.

Steelworker statue, bridge in background.

Ohio Valley Steelworker Statue

Address:
S. 4th St., Steubenville, OH
Directions:
Across the street from the Steubenville Main Library. South edge of the city, on the southeast corner of S. 4th and Slack Sts.
Admission:
Free
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