American Worker, Put Away Your Seersucker

Today, Labor Day, we honor the American worker. Labor Day also is the informal end of summer and traditionally was considered the last day of the year when it was fashionable to wear seersucker.

Here are five places where organized laborers met (vertically or horizontally):

Lodge hall (c. 1910) of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen on Bryan Street.

Stockyard Lodge Building (c. 1910) on North Main Street: The United Packing House Workers of America local, the Livestock Handlers local, and Masonic lodge 1244 met in this building.

Bricklayers union section at Oakwood Cemetery.

International Typographical Union section at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Bartenders Row at Oakwood Cemetery: graves of members of the Bartenders’ International League (BIL) union.

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