National Union Building

Labor Art

The National Union Building is an historic building that actually has nothing to do with unions. The fire proof steel frame brownstone was built for the National Union Fire Insurance Company. Located in the Penn Quarter neighborhood, it was designed by Glenn Brown in 1890 and is an example of Romanesque architecture and is currently owned by DC-based LivingSocial.



Penn Quarter

918 F Street NW

DC Labor Map

Welcome to the DC Labor Map! Here you can find both current and historic labor sites in Washington, DC, including union hotels, restaurants, international and local union organizations, labor art and historic labor sites. You can use it for an online virtual tour of DC labor, or to plan your visit to our nation’s capital.
CLICK ON "LEGEND" at right to view categories; TO CHOOSE A SPECIFIC CATEGORY just click on it and only those sites will be shown.
We welcome your comments and suggestions: click on the “comments” tab at the bottom of the map. The DC Labor Map is a project of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO: primary research was done by Chris Garlock, Jon Garlock and Lisa Garlock; contributors include: Saul Schniderman, Peter Winch and Fhar Miess.