Samuel Gompers House

2122 1st St., NW, Washington, District of Columbia



From 1902 to 1917, this narrow, three-story brick rowhouse was the home of Samuel Gompers, who from 1886 until his death in 1924 served a president the American Federation of Labor, an organization he had helped found. As president, Gompers directed all of his energies toward a realization of three goals for American workers: more wages, shorter hours, and better working conditions. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 30, 1974

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 23, 1974
Reference number
NR name
Gompers, Samuel, House
Area of significance
Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Multiple dwelling
Period of significance
Significant years
1902; 1917