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Mechanics’ Union of Trade Associations

 
 
Mechanics' Union of Trade Associations Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Mechanics' Union of Trade Associations Marker
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elliott Building (a few steps from this marker); Washington Crossing the Delaware (a few steps from this marker); Declaration of Independence (a few steps from this marker); The Arsenal of Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); Secretary of the Treasury’s Office Site
Mechanics' Union of Trade Associations Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, January 5, 2019
2. Mechanics' Union of Trade Associations Marker
Detour sign mounted on marker base.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Auditor’s Office Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony J. Drexel (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Franklin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
3. Marker in Philadelphia
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,550 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 8, 2019.   3. submitted on July 26, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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