OOS Sculpture

The Mahoning Valley Steelworker

1993 / Sidney Rackoff / Niles

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A standing factory worker is separating scrap metal with a blowtorch. The base is surrounded by circles of scrap iron in the ground. All materials used to create this piece were found at the business. This sculpture has become a landmark of Mahoning Valley and stands at the entrance to Niles Iron and Metal Co.’s scrapyard on state Route 46 in Niles .

Rackoff himself was a steelworker in his 20s and later went on to become a rabi. As a noted sculptor known for his found metal works, Rackoff has made an impression on both the Jewish community and Youngstown/Niles Community.

Location: Entrance to driveway, 700 South Main Street

County

: Trumbull

Citation

: Sidney Rackoff, “The Mahoning Valley Steelworker,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 21, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/166.

Title

The Mahoning Valley Steelworker

Description

A standing factory worker is separating scrap metal with a blowtorch. The base is surrounded by circles of scrap iron in the ground. All materials used to create this piece were found at the business. This sculpture has become a landmark of Mahoning Valley and stands at the entrance to Niles Iron and Metal Co.’s scrapyard on state Route 46 in Niles .

Rackoff himself was a steelworker in his 20s and later went on to become a rabi. As a noted sculptor known for his found metal works, Rackoff has made an impression on both the Jewish community and Youngstown/Niles Community.

Creator

Date

1993

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Location Street

700 South Main Street

Location Type

Media Base Depth

10 ft 5 in

Media Sculpture Height

20 ft

Media Base Height

3 ft 5 in

Media Base Width

10 ft 1 in

Creation Date

01/01/1993