Homestead in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Steelmaking Capital of the World
Homestead Steel Works
At its height, the Homestead Works had an annual capacity of more than nine million tons of steel used to manufacture a variety of products.
Homestead rolled armor plate for ships and tanks. It produced beams and steel pilings for buildings, locks, dams and bridges. Axles and wheels from Homestead kept passenger and freight traffic rolling on the world's railroads.
When the Homestead Works shut down in 1986, the mill occupied 430 acres atop which were 450 buildings. Through the years it had employed 200,000 workers and made unprecedented amounts of steel.
Erected by Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area.
Topics. Industry & Commerce.
Location. 40° 24.465′ N, 79° 55.01′ W. Marker is in Homestead, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from West Bridge Street 0.1 miles from West Waterfront Drive. Located in a little park behind Starbucks. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Homestead PA 15120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Homestead Grays (approx. ¼ mile away); Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frances Perkins (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bost Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Bost Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carnegie Library of Homestead Swim Team (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carnegie Library of Homestead (approx. ¾ mile away); Homestead Strike Victims (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homestead.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.