Samuel Gompers memorial

Pictures — below the fold — I took today of the Samuel Gompers memorial here in Washington. On Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. between 10th and 11th Streets. This area is much improved, close to union halls and the hostel.  Happy Labor Day! Solidarity forever!

Gompers memorial, Washington D.C.

Note the Chinese Community Church to the left behind the statue.

Gompers memorial detail, Washington D.C.

Gompers, keeping an eye on the neighbors across the street

Cato Institute headquarters, Washington, D.C.

I love Washington’s little ironies. 

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. when we were visiting Washington this year, we wondered up from the convention center to the Gompers monument, looking for places to eat. We walked around the statue reading it, but missed seeing what he was keeping his eye on! thanks for the enlightenment!

    I wonder what percent of the USA population knows who Gompers was…..
    5? 1%? less?

    Steven R (found two nice places to eat not too far away)

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