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

Bost Building

 
 
Bost Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 22, 2011
1. Bost Building Marker
Inscription.  Completed, early 1892. Through that summer, it was headquarters for the strike committee of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers. Telegraph lines installed here transmitted the news from journalists who were covering the Homestead Strike.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Labor Unions. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 40° 24.542′ N, 79° 54.269′ W. Marker is in Homestead, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on 8th Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 837) 0.2 miles east of McClure Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 623 East Eighth Avenue, Homestead, PA, 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. A different marker also named Bost Building (here, next to this marker); World War I Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); National Carpatho-Rusyn Cultural and Educational Center
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(about 600 feet away); Carnegie Library of Homestead Swim Team (about 700 feet away); Carnegie Library of Homestead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frances Perkins (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homestead.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bost Building - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Rivers of Steel - Bost Building. National Heritage Area Site (Submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Bost Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 22, 2011
2. Bost Building Marker
Facing east on East 8th Avenue (PA 837)
Bost Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 22, 2011
3. Bost Building Marker
Facing west on East 8th Avenue (PA 837)
Bost Building Banner image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 22, 2011
4. Bost Building Banner
Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area Visitors Center
Harpers' Weekly illustraton of a guard outside of the Bost Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
5. Harpers' Weekly illustraton of a guard outside of the Bost Building
Courtesy of the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 618 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on July 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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