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



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B&W Photos

HB198791
BWPhotos 192890

HB198792
BWPhotos 192891

HB198793
BWPhotos 192892


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Item Title


Location
2900 Main Street, Alameda, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-295-F
Building/structure dates: 1943 initial construction
Field notes with main record CA-295

Significance: The warehouse 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. This large warehouse played an important function in the efficient operation of the shipyard by providing an on-site depot for necessary materials and supplies.

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


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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