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Troy in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kate Mullany House

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 3, 2009
1. Kate Mullany House Marker
Inscription. Kate Mullany House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This house possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. Kate Mullany, an Irish Immigrant, laundry worker, and a nationally recognized labor leader, organized and led one of the earliest labor unions for women, the Female Collar Laundry Union, in Troy during the 1860's.
 
Erected 1998 by National Park Service United States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 42° 44.406′ N, 73° 40.884′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is on 8th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 850 Eight Street, Troy NY 12180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to the Collar City! (approx. 0.4 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross (approx. half a mile away); West Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); W & L E Gurley Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Great Fire of 1862
Kate Mullany House image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 3, 2009
2. Kate Mullany House
This modest three-story brick house is the only surviving building associated with Kate Mullany, a young Irish immigrant laundry worker who in 1864 organized and led the all-female "Collar Laundry Union" labor union. The marker is on the front of the building between the two door.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Locking Through (approx. 0.7 miles away); Uncle Sam Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); History of 1819 Fifth Avenue (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Regarding Kate Mullany House. The Kate Mullany House was declared a National Historic Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior in 1998 and designated an affiliated unit with in the National Historic Site Congress on 2005. It is located at 350 8th St. in Troy, NY. The property is not yet open to the public.

On July 15, 1998, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton dedicated the Kate Mullany House as a National Historic Landmark.

Kate Mullany was inducted into the National Womenís Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York in 2000.

Kate Mullany died on August 17, 1906 while living at 350 Eighth Street in Troy. She was buried in plot with a small marker in St. Peterís Cemetery next to the road on Oakwood Avenue in Troy. On September 8, 1999 representatives of the labor movement and community dedicated a Celtic Cross at Kate Mullanyís grave site. Later, two benches were added.

On September 8, 1999, members of the labor movement and community dedicated
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 3, 2009
3. Kate Mullany House
a Celtic Cross at Kate Mullanyís grave site at St. Peterís Cemetery in Troy.

In 2006, the Kate Mullany National Historic Site was included in the new New York State Womenís Heritage Trail.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kate Mullany National Historic Site. (Submitted on March 12, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Kate Mullany: A Trade Union Pioneer. (Submitted on March 12, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
3. A fitting tribute for Mullany (Troy Record Article - 2-2006). (Submitted on March 13, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Categories. Labor Unions
 
Kate Mullany House image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 3, 2011
4. Kate Mullany House
Kate Mullany House From Across Hoosick Street image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 3, 2011
5. Kate Mullany House From Across Hoosick Street
The Kate Mullany House - Repainted in Red image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 3, 2011
6. The Kate Mullany House - Repainted in Red
Kate Mullany Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 28, 2011
7. Kate Mullany Grave Site
Kate Mullaney Grave Site- St. Peter's Cemetery, Oakwood Ave (Route 40) Troy, NY (N 42.75722 W 73.66777) On September 8, 1999, members of the labor movement and community dedicated a Celtic Cross at Kate Mullanyís grave site at St. Peterís Cemetery in Troy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 831 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 12, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   6. submitted on November 5, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   7. submitted on March 28, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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