Seattle, Washington: Site of a Hooverville

The shanty towns that pockmarked America during the Great Depression were bulldozed long ago, but at least one "Hooverville" -- mockingly named for then-President Herbert Hoover -- has been remembered with a small historical plaque.

Address:
401 Alaskan Way S., Seattle, WA
Directions:
On the west side of Alaskan Way S. at the corner of S. King St. It's a small brown plaque, bolted to the side of a small, gray, electrical substation building, easy to miss.
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Site of a Hooverville

Before it was a Depression-era Hooverville, the site was the King St. Coal Wharf and then the Skinner & Eddy Shipyards.

[Paul Deion, 08/12/2018]
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