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United Engineering Company Shipyard, Gate House, 2900 Main Street, Alameda, Alameda County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB198674
BWPhotos 192883

HB198675
BWPhotos 192884


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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-C
Building/structure dates: 1941 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1942 subsequent work
Field notes with main record CA-295

Significance: The Gate House 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. As the check-in point for hundreds of round-the-clock workers, the Gate House represents both the contribution of labor to work at the shipyard and the management of labor by the United Engineering Company and its successors.

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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