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Property Name National Farm Workers Association Headquarters
Reference Number 15000715
State California
County Kern
Town Delano
Street Address 102 Albany Street
Multiple Property Submission Name Latinos in 20th Century California
Status Listed 10/13/2015
Areas of Significance Ethnic Heritage/Hispanic, Social History
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/15000715.pdf
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The National Farm Workers Association Headquarters is eligible for the National Register under Criterion A at the national level of significance for its association with the formation of the National Farm Workers Association, as the starting point of the NFWA March from Delano to Sacramento, and their reorganization as the United Farm Workers of California (UFWOC), and under Criterion B at the national level of significance for its association with Cesar E. Chavez, labor activist, who used this building as his headquarters during this period. This building was NFWA's first official headquarters. The period of significance is 1964-1966, from the property's formal opening on September 26, 1964, until the NFWA's march from Delano to Sacramento, beginning on March 17, 1966 and ending on April 10 of that year. The property meets the requirements of Criteria Consideration A because it is nominated for events that took place when the building was used as a union hall. The period of significance ends less than 50 years ago, but sufficient historical perspective exists for the property to meet the requirements of Criteria Consideration G. The property is nominated under the cover of the Latinos in 20th Century Califronia MPS, under the associated contexts Latinos in Labor History and Religion and Spirituality in Latino Culture, as an example of the Headquarters and Offices of Prominent Organizations, Residences and Offices of Prominent Persons, and Sites of Historic Events property types.

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