International Longshoreman's Association Hall (Mobile, Alabama)

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International Longshoreman's Association Hall
ILA Hall in Mobile.jpg
International Longshoreman's Association Hall in 2011
International Longshoreman's Association Hall (Mobile, Alabama) is located in Alabama
International Longshoreman's Association Hall (Mobile, Alabama)
Location 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
MobileAlabamaUnited States
Coordinates 30°41′39″N 88°2′58″W / 30.69417°N 88.04944°W / 30.69417; -88.04944Coordinates: 30°41′39″N 88°2′58″W / 30.69417°N 88.04944°W / 30.69417; -88.04944
Built 1949
Architectural style Art Moderne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 11000408
Added to NRHP June 27, 2011

The International Longshoreman's Association Hall is a historic labor union meeting hall in Mobile, Alabama. The International Longshoremen's Association established the Mobile chapter in 1936 in order to represent the city's African American longshoremen. The hall was built in 1949 in the Art Moderne style. Many prominent African-American entertainers performed in its auditorium. It became a gathering place during the Civil Rights Movement. On January 1, 1959 it became the only place in Mobile to host a speaking engagement by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 27, 2011.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Avenue Recreation Center in Mobile listed in the National Register". Alabama Historical Commission. Retrieved November 16, 2011.