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. Touch 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, DD., 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. ¼ mile away); Major General William Jenkins Worth (approx. ¼ mile away); General Worth Square (approx. ¼ mile away); Madison Avenue Centennial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,399 times since then and 20 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week September 5, 2010. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.