Inscription. Formed nearby in 1827 as the first central labor council in the nation; recognized as the beginning of American labor movement. Represented workers as a class, not by craft. Advocated for ten-hour day; engaged in political activism and workers' education.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
|1. Mechanics' Union of Trade Associations Marker|
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 56.912′ N, 75° 8.727′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Bank Street, on the right when traveling east on Chestnut Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anthony J. Drexel (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia Exchange (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benjamin Franklin (about 400 feet away); Franklin Court (about 400 feet away); The History of Franklin Court (about 400 feet away); Fawcitt House Site (about 500 feet away); First Continental Congress (about 500 feet away); New Hall (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . . Mechanics' Union of Trade Associations - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,559 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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