Seattle in King County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Kings St. Coal Wharf - Skinner & Eddy Shipyards - Site of Hooverville
During World War I, the shipyard set records in ship construction, building 75 vessels – one-tenth of the nationís total wartime shipping tonnage. Following the war, an attempt to reduce wages at the shipyard resulted in the first city-wide strike in the country, which immobilized Seattle for five days.
During the depression of the 1930ís, the abandoned shipyard became a part of Hooverville, the well-known Seattle shantytown which housed displaced citizens until World War II.
Erected 1989 by Historic Seattle Museum of History and Industry, Pioneer Square Businesses, and King County.
Location. 47° 35.908′ N, 122° 20.175′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is at the intersection of Alaskan Way South and South King Street, on the right when traveling south on Alaskan Way South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Alaskan Way South, Seattle WA 98104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Smith and Squire Buildings (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Earl Layman Street Clock (about 800 feet away); Ballast Island (about 800 feet away); Grand Central Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Square Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Information Booth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Smaller Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indians Attack Seattle! Jan. 26, 1856 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
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