Gov't Worker's Housing/Women's Dorm (1918-1920s)

Category: Labor Organizations - historic

Used in the following map:

DC Labor Map

"Over 30 temporary buildings were erected on this site in front of Union Station to house government workers during the World War 1 era. One group of these buildings, the Union Plaza Dormitories, was built between 1918-1920, specifically for 2,000 female government workers. The dorms featured maid service and a spacious dining room serving two meals a day. These 'Government Hotels' were razed starting in 1931, to clear the area for today's Union Station Plaza."
- "On This Spot, Washington, DC," p 34 (see photo) by Douglas E. Evelyn & Paul Dickson