Haymarket Martyrs' Monument

863 S. Des Plaines Ave., Forest Park, Illinois



Located at the Forest Home/Walden Cemetery in Forest Park, IL, the Haymarket Martyrs' Monument commemorates workers' struggle to achieve the 8-hour workday in America and throughout the world, and the 1886 rally in Haymarket Square that led to the hangings of four leaders of the fight for workers' rights. The "martyrs" are buried beneath the monument which was constructed to pay homage both to the labor and radical movements' leaders, and workers' continuing quest for justice. A testimony to the movement's enduring legacy is the continued desire of those associated with the labor movement to be buried alongside the Haymarket martyrs. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, February 18, 1997

National Register information 

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Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 18, 1997
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Area of significance
Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
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Historic function
Current function
Period of significance
Significant years
1887; 1893