Eugene V. Debs House

451 N. 8th St., Terre Haute, Indiana



From 1890 until his death, this two story frame building was the home of Eugene Victor Debs (1855-1926), the founder of industrial unionism in the United States and the Socialist Party's Presidential candidate in five Presidential elections (1900-1920, except 1916). "While there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free" was Debs' credo. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 13, 1966

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 13, 1966
Reference number
NR name
Debs, Eugene V., House
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current functions
Museum; Forest
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1890; 1922
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 1