The Library of Congress has included my photo documentation of Boeing Plant 2 in the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER). The photography is located under “HAER WA 189”. This huge building, which was between Boeing Field and the Duwamish River, was used to build B-17’s during World War II. It was one of the “Rosie the Riveter” factories; about 40% of the workforce was female. Later on the factory was used to build B-52’s, and even later on, to do tests on carbon fiber reinforced plastic production methods. The building was removed in 2010 and 2011 to facilitate the clean up of the Duwamish Waterway.
BOLA Architecture + Planning did the documentation of Plant 2, and the historical research. I submitted both 4×5 b&w negatives and contact prints, as is required for HABS/HAER photography. The Library of Congress will make scans and prints of these negatives if you place an order on their website. Unfortunately, they do not have thumbnails of the images posted yet. But some of the images are in my “Circa 1940” slideshow on this website.
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