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West Park, close to the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Merchant Street

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Keywords

granite, labor

Artwork Type

Sculpture, Monument



Thomas A. Armstrong

1889


A.E. Windsor & Company



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Commissioning Entity Thomas A. Armstrong Monument Foundation

Thomas A. Armstrong worked for labor and veteran causes throughout his life. He moved to Pittsburgh for a career in typography and lived on nearby Lacock Street. After his service in the Civil War, he was active in the National Typographical Union Local No. 7 and later cofounded the National Labor Tribune. The memorial was dedicated on November 28, 1889, following his death in 1887. 

A.E. Windsor & Company, a company based out of Indianapolis, Indiana, was comissioned by the Thomas A. Armstrong Monument Association to build the granite statue.