Terence V. Powderly House

614 N. Main St., Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Description 

This was the long-time home of Terence Vincent Powderly (1849-1924), who from 1879 to 1893 was the head of the Knights of Labor, an early national labor organization. The Knights flourished under his leadership for a time but by 1890, its membership had declined. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 23, 1966

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000667
NR name
Powderly, Terence V., House
Area of significance
Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Multiple dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874