AFL HQ (1916)

901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001, US

Category: Labor Organizations - historic

Used in the following map:

DC Labor Map

Served as headquarters for the American Federation of Labor (AFL) from 1916 to 1956. The cornerstone inscription, written by Samuel Gompers, said: "American Federation of Labor, Founded 1881. This edifice erected for service: in the cause of Labor-Justice-Freedom-Humanity, 1915-1916." In 1957, the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Industry moved into the building. National Historic Landmark.
- Inventory of American Labor Landmarks #5, Labor Heritage Foundation

Dedicated by President Wilson on July 4, 1916; included a Samuel Gompers Memorial Room, which contained personal mementos, portraits etc., of the 'grand old man of labor'.
- Federal Writer's Project