American Federation of Labor Building

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American Federation of Labor Building
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October 2014
American Federation of Labor Building is located in Washington, D.C.
American Federation of Labor Building
Location 901 Massachusetts Ave., NW., Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°54′12″N 77°1′28″W / 38.90333°N 77.02444°W / 38.90333; -77.02444Coordinates: 38°54′12″N 77°1′28″W / 38.90333°N 77.02444°W / 38.90333; -77.02444
Built 1916
Architect Milburn,Heiser & Co.
Architectural style Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74002154
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 13, 1974[1]
Designated NHL May 30, 1974[2]

The American Federation of Labor Building is a seven-story brick and limestone building located in Washington, D.C.[3] It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.[2][3] It housed the American Federation of Labor for 40 years.[3]

The National Park Service, in 1974, described it:

On July 4, 1916, at a site where a fine old mansion with a slave pen in the rear had once stood, the American Federation of Labor dedicated its new international headquarters (1916-1956). President Woodrow Wilson delivered the chief address. The imposing seven story brick and limestone building served to symbolize the Federation's growth from, in the words of its founder, Samuel Gompers, "a weakling into the strongest, best organized labor movement of all the world." Not open to the public.[2]

The American Federation of Labor Building has been incorporated within the new Washington Marriott Marquis hotel. It serves the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, which is located across the street.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "American Federation of Labor Building". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  3. ^ a b c Carol Ann Poh (September 21, 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: American Federation of Labor Building" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying two photos, exterior, from 1973 PDF (32 KB)
  4. ^ "DC Officials Break Ground for Washington Marriott Marquis Hotel". Marriott. November 10, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 

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