Kate Mullany House

350 8th St., Troy, New York

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Description 

Kate Mullany, who organized and led Troy's all-female Collar Laundry Union in the 1860s, was America's most prominent female labor leader. Male unionists recognized her group as the only bona fide female union in the country, and applauded her success in bargaining with laundry owners for her objectives. Mullany and her cohorts also supported other working unions and labor activity. She lived in this typical working-class brick rowhouse from 1869 until her death in 1906. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, April 1, 1998

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 1, 1998
Reference number
98000453
NR name
Mullany, Kate, House
Architectural style
Victorian: Italianate
Area of significance
Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person; A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
Multiple dwelling
Current function
Multiple dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant year
1869