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

Bost Building

Has Been Designated A

 

—National Historic Landmark —

 
Bost Building National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 22, 2011
1. Bost Building National Historic Landmark Marker
Inscription. This building possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. This was the headquarters of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steelworkers at the time of the Homestead Strike. It is one of the principal structures associates with the "Battle of Homestead" on July 6, 1892, a significant event in the struggle for workers' rights.
 
Erected 1999 by National Park Service - United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 40° 24.544′ N, 79° 54.264′ W. Marker is in Homestead, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from 8th Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 837) 0.2 miles east of McClure Steet. Touch for map. Located on left front of Bost Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 623 E. Eighth Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120, Homestead PA 15120, United States of America.
 
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); Carnegie Library of Homestead Swim Team (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carnegie Library of Homestead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Harris "Mother" Jones
Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 22, 2011
2. Historic Landmark
The Bost Building 1891-1892 Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Frances Perkins (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Homestead Grays (approx. 0.4 miles away); Homestead Strike (approx. half a mile away); Homestead Strike Victims (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homestead.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rivers of Steel - Bost Building. National Heritage Area website (Submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Bost Building - National Historic Landmarks. National Parks website (Submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. (Submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
Bost Building image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 22, 2011
3. Bost Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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