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United Engineering Company Shipyard, Engineering Building, 2900 Main Street, Alameda, Alameda County, CA



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Location
2900 Main Street, Alameda, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-295-J
Building/structure dates: 1933 initial construction
Significance: The Engineering Building is a contributing structure in the United Engineering Company Shipyard historic district that has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The United Engineering Company Shipyard, established in 1941 to build and repair ships for the U.S. Navy, is the last surviving of several large World War II shipyards in Alameda. United Engineering built 21 tugboats and repaired hundreds of ships during the war. The facility was one of the largest employers in Alameda and played an important economic and social role in the city. Built in part to provide facilities for 300 women, the Engineering Building represents both the effects of the war on the traditional labor supply in the Bay Area and also the contribution of women to the work of the United Engineering Company during World War II. In addition, the building represents the role of two essential functions in the shipyard complex: engineering design and sheet metal work.

Related Names
Froberg, Alben
De Vries, David G., Photographer
Stock, Jody, Historian
Corbett, Michael R., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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