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Homestead in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frances Perkins

 
 
Frances Perkins Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 22, 2011
1. Frances Perkins Marker
Inscription.  United States Secretary of Labor, 1933-1945. Visited Homestead July 1933 to discuss New Deal policy. Local authorities barred her from meeting with aggrieved steelworkers in nearby Frick Park. Undeterred, she moved the assembly to federal property here, at the former United States post office.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsLabor UnionsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
 
Location. 40° 24.378′ N, 79° 54.609′ W. Marker is in Homestead, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Amity Street near 9th Street, on the right when traveling south. Located at the Old Post Office Building (now the Homestead Police station). 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 walking distance of this marker. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); Chiodo's Tavern (about 500
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feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 600 feet away); Steel on the Move (about 600 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 600 feet away); 1892 Homestead Strike Memorial (about 700 feet away); John D. Kelly (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homestead.
 
Also see . . .
1. Frances Perkins - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Frances Perkins at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Frances Perkins Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 22, 2011
2. Frances Perkins Marker
Frances Perkins Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 22, 2011
3. Frances Perkins Marker
Facing north on Amity Street
Frances Perkins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown
4. Frances Perkins
4th United States Secretary of Labor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 826 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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