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Aug
11

Manhole Art, Eugene, Oregon

I stepped from my rig on E. 13th Street in Eugene, Oregon. I looked down and found a pretty nice discovery. I found it to be creative by whomever envisioned or designed it. I wonder if there are a variety of these beautiful manhole covers by East Jordan Iron Works in Eugene and elsewhere?

Eugene, Oregon on E. 13th Street

“East Jordan Iron Works, Inc. has been a part of the East Jordan, Michigan, community for over 125 years.  William E. Malpass and his father-in-law, Richard W. Round, established the foundry November 8, 1883, to service the area’s booming lumber industry.  At the time, the foundry produced castings for machine parts, ship parts, agricultural uses, and eventually railroads.  Soon after the company was founded, W.E. Malpass called upon his brother James, a journeyman machinist in England, to join the firm.”


2 Responses to “Manhole Art, Eugene, Oregon”


  1. 1 Scott
    September 22, 2011 at 20:31

    I have to admit it they are very cool- even artistic. Its sad though that no one really will see them as they are being driven over at 30 mph or faster. Was this part of the art budget of the road improvement project? I think that all of the money spent on art projects that are required for construction projects be put into school art programs. That’s sustainability!!!! Let’s create artists.

    An Artist

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