Historic Markers Across Alabama

The Iron Man: Vulcan

Marker ID:  
Location: On the grounds of Vulcan Park atop of Red Mountain south of Downtown Birmignham, AL.
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 29.502    W 086° 47.7
  33.4917    -86.795
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


The giant, cast iron statue you see towering above you is Vulcan, the Roman god of metalwork and the forge. The 56-foot tall statue was commissioned by Birmingham leaders to represent their new, growing city at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. After a smashing success at the fair, he was brought home to Birmingham.

Erected by Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce.

End of The Iron Man: Vulcan