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The Mechanics Monument

Corner of Market, Bush and Battery Streets, San Francisco, CA
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Laborers in action

When I lived in the city, I walked by this monument almost daily and it was not until I moved from... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2016
FormerCaliBoy
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Zurich, Switzerland
Impressive Status - Mechanics Monument

We stopped to take a photo of the Mechanics Monument. It is on Market Street. It is a bronze... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2016
mini
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Fremont, California
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4 Jul 2016
“Laborers in action”
28 Jan 2016
“Impressive Status - Mechanics Monument”
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Corner of Market, Bush and Battery Streets, San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

When I lived in the city, I walked by this monument almost daily and it was not until I moved from the city and came back to visit that I took the time to stop, read the inscription and admire the monument. The Mechanics Monument...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2016

We stopped to take a photo of the Mechanics Monument. It is on Market Street. It is a bronze sculpture done by Douglas Tilden. Be sure to view it from different locations to see the mastery in this sculpture.

Thank mini
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Here is a nice little monument depicting the shoreline in the 50’s. I thought it was going to be a dumpy little place but it is actually quite clean and a lovely place to rest your feet after a day’s trek hitting all of the...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2015

This a bronze sculpture by Douglas Tilden located at Market, Bush and Battery Streets. It seems to have been spruced up recently and originally celebrated the Union Ironworks.

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Reviewed 25 July 2015

Those who like historical tributes will want to pause at the Mechanics Monument. It's easy to stop during a walk down Market Street from the trolley car turn around to the bay where several landmarks and statues may be viewed.

Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

I'm a local. Last time i walked past this monument there was garbage on it and around it. This negated any desire to stop ams read the inscription.

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

The Mechanics Monument used to be where homeless hung out, bike messengers rested and pigeons pooped. No more. Not since the entire monument was re-landscaped and steam cleaned. And not since they posted a round-the-clock DPW employee in a yellow vest to clean tables, pick...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

This is just an average monument in the city.....what makes it special is the plaque just to the west of the statue (on the ground)....it depicts where the shoreline was back in the 1950's (about 4 blocks from where it is today).

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SoMa
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated
vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs
and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to
find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter
for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able
to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized
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