Kate Mullany House
Kate Mullany House
|Location||350 8th Street, Troy, NY|
|NRHP Reference #||98000453|
|Added to NRHP||April 1, 1998|
|Designated NHL||April 1, 1998|
The Kate Mullany House was the home of Kate Mullany (1845–1906), an early female labor leader who started the all-women Collar Laundry Union in Troy, New York in February 1864. It was one of the first women's unions that lasted longer than the resolution of a specific issue.
Designation as a National Historic Site
Then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton toured the house in 2000, and named it as a "treasure". Senator Daniel P. Moynihan had introduced a bill to designate the home as a National Historic Site, but the bill had languished in the United States Senate.
Senator Clinton took up the bill in January 2001 when Moynhian retired, and she advocated for the home. There were hearings on the bill, and the Congressional Budget Office undertook an official budget analysis for the United States Congress. The bill was co-sponsored by Senator Clinton and Representative Mike McNulty, supported by organized labor, and passed both houses of Congress.
Recognition of the house
The Kate Mullany House is recognized by a number of government agencies and charities as an important historic site. Both the house, and Kate Mullany's grave, are preserved as historic sites by an affiliate of the Federal government. Wiawaka, a women's camp in Lake George, New York, has memorialized the house. The New York State Senate honored the house and its most famous resident for Women's History Month in March 2007. The house is also on the New York Women's Heritage Trail.
The doorway for the address occupied by labor organizer Kate Mullany
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- "Kate Mullany House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-15.
- Page Putnam Miller, Jill S. Mesirow, Andrew Laas, John W. Bond, and Rachel Bliven (September 4, 1997). PDF (864 KB). National Park Service and PDF (493 KB)
- First Lady's official web site Treasure Tour page. Accessed January 24, 2008.
- Senator Clinton's official issues page. Accessed January 24, 2008.
- Hearing Testimony on the Kate Mullany House NHS bill. Accessed January 24, 2008.
- Congressional Budget Office offciial web site page on the cost estimate. Accessed January 24, 2008.
- Bill for NHS from the Teamsters web site. Accessed January 24, 2008.
- Bill for NHS from GovNotes web site. Accessed January 24, 2008.
- Bill from gov records. Accessed January 24, 2008.
- Bill passed, Mike McNulty's official web site. Accessed January 24, 2008. Archived December 30, 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- Global Legal Information Network on the NHS bill. Accessed January 24, 2008.
- Kate Mullany House National Historic Site official web site. Accessed January 24, 2008.
- Kate Mullany grave official web page. Accessed January 24, 2008.
- Wiawaka web site page on Kate Mullany. Accessed January 24, 2008.
- NY State Senate Women's History month web page. Accessed January 24, 2008.
- New York Women's Heritage Trail official web site. Accessed January 24, 2008.