International Longshoreman's Association Hall (Mobile, Alabama)
International Longshoreman's Association Hall
International Longshoreman's Association Hall in 2011
|Location||505 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Mobile, Alabama, United States
|Architectural style||Art Moderne|
|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.
- "Davis Avenue Recreation Center in Mobile listed in the National Register" (PDF). Alabama Historical Commission. Retrieved November 16, 2011.