John L. Lewis House (1937-1969)

Labor Organizations - historic

United Mine Workers President John L. Lewis lived here with his wife Myrta and daughter Katherine. It was the site for many key meetings and historic decisions in the development of the American labor movement, such as the strike to win gains like health care and safety protection for UMWA members, the decision to organize Big Steel into the United Steel Workers of America, and the establishment of the Congress of Industrial Organizations. (Peter Winch)

History

US

VA

Alexandria

614 Oronoco St

(Lee-Fendall House)

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.