Built in 1892 as a hotel for the rapidly growing worker's ward of Homestead, the Bost Building was at the center of American labor history's most dramatic episodes - the Homestead Lockout and Strike.
During the summer of 1892, the Bost Building served as headquarters for the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers. Using the third floor of the building as a watchtower, steel union officials monitored activities in the mill site and along the Monongahela River.
The Bost Building also served as the base for American and British newspaper correspondents who filed their stories daily for a world that was hungrily following the events of the labor strike that pitted the Carnegie Steel Company against the strongest labor union at the time.
This National Historic Landmark underwent a $4 million renovation and in 2002 opened its doors as the visitor's center for the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area. The Bost Building includes an exhibit space dedicated to the American Worker as well as offices for the Heritage Area.
Group tours are available at The Bost Building and can be bundled together with a visit to The Pump House, site of the 1892 Battle of Homestead. To book a tour, contact Stacy Drane at 412-464-4020 ext. 32 or firstname.lastname@example.org.