John Joseph Earley

Labor Art

Earley's work in concrete (note the colorful work over the doorways on the Walker Building here) shows up all over Washington. A stonecutter's son, his "genius enriched the city from the 1910s into the 1940s," according to Benjamin Forgey (WashPost 3/31/2001). Earley "ran a union shop organized along ancient apprenticeship lines; his workers were carefully trained in a system that placed a high value on near-perfect finishes."




734 15th St 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.
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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.