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UE Hall

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37 S. Ashland Ave.


Near West Side




UE Hall, originally built for the West End Woman's Club in 1905, serves as the headquarters of the United Electrical Workers Western Region and houses two important murals. Known to many commuters on Ashland Avenue is an exterior mural painted by the Mexican muralist Daniel Manrique as part of a cross-border cultural exchange. But not visible from the street is a much more expansive mural that encompasses two lobbies and a central staircase, telling the history of UE, industrial unionism, and related social movements in the style of Diego Rivera. Created by a team led by artists John Pitman Weber and Jose Guerrero in 1973-74, the full mural will be on display.

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