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Founding Convention of the AFL

 
 
Founding Convention of the AFL Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 1, 2015
1. Founding Convention of the AFL Marker
Same message, new location.
Inscription. On November 15, 1881, in nearby Turner Hall, a convention was held to form the organization which became the American Federation of Labor. Soon it was the nation's largest labor federation. It became part of the merged AFL-CIO in 1955.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.464′ N, 79° 59.811′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Sixth Avenue and William Penn Place, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker was previously located in Mellon Square Park in Downtown Pittsburgh. It has been moved outside the park to the sidewalk on the corner of Sixth Avenue and William Penn Place. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jane Grey Swisshelm Childhood Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trinity Church Burying Ground (about 500 feet away); The Duquesne Club (about 600 feet away); Kaufmann's Department Store and Clock (about 600 feet away); Gulf Building (about
Founding Convention of the AFL Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 1, 2015
2. Founding Convention of the AFL Marker
Marker at its new location.
600 feet away); Refining Crude Oil (about 700 feet away); McClurg Iron Foundry (about 700 feet away); The Granite Building (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. America's Union Movement. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Founding Convention of the AFL - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
Founding Convention of the AFL Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2011
3. Founding Convention of the AFL Marker
Previous location in Mellon Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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