New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Union Square Park
National Historic Landmark
Here workers exercised their rights to free speech and assembly and on September 5, 1882, observed the first Labor Day.
Erected 1997 by National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 40° 44.722′ N, 73° 59.194′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Union Square Park Main Plaza. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr Norman Vincent Peale, D,D,, LL.D (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Grolier Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chester Alan Arthur (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Glasgow Farragut (approx. 0.2 miles away); Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major General William Jenkins Worth (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Worth Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madison Avenue Centennial (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . History of Labor Day. U.S. Department of Labor web site. (Submitted on November 14, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Labor Unions • Notable Events • Notable Places • Politics •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,340 times since then and 33 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.