Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Race to Build Ships on Jones Point
Alexandria Goes to War
—1918 - 1921 —
The arrival of thousands of shipyard workers in Alexandria shattered the domestic tranquility of Jones Point. Responding to the acute worker housing shortage, the Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation began construction of 100 houses in the nearby suburb of Rosemont during the summer of 1918. Posters such as this one encouraged the new hires to “pull together.”
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 38° 47.587′ N, 77° 2.361′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Jones Point Drive 0.3 miles from South Royal Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is north of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge on the shore of the Potomac in Jones Point Park. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. A Tale of Three Jurisdictions (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountains of Materials and Massive Manpower (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fitting-Out Dock (about 500 feet away); World War I-Era Rudder (about 600 feet away); Prehistory to Colonial Settlement (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Emerging Nation (approx. 0.2 miles away); World Wars to the Present (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mistress Margaret Brent (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
Categories. • War, World I •
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