When does a sign become public art? Obviously, that’s a judgement call, but by any yardstick the Ironworkers Local 492 sign has to count. I have often wondered just how many ironworkers there were around here. Turns out around 450 union members in middle Tennessee and south central Kentucky, according to the 492’s website.

This statue is of course well known to anyone who drives down Dickerson Pike on a regular basis, signifying that you’ve almost made it downtown and Trinity Lane is right around the curve. He’s a little rusty after years in the weather and rain, but if anyone knows how to care for a metal statue, I’d guess the ironworkers would know how!

At 2424 Dickerson Pike.