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Joe Hill House

Mural of Joe Hill being executed beneath a Crucifixion scene.

The Joe Hill House was a Catholic Worker Movement house of hospitality in Salt Lake City, Utah co-founded in 1961 by Ammon Hennacy and Mary Lathrop.[1] Providing social services and housing to the homeless, the Joe Hill House operated until 1968.

One of the prominent features of the Joe Hill House was an enormous twelve feet by fifteen foot mural of IWW songwriter Joe Hill and Jesus Christ, painted by Mary Lathrop.

American radical folk singer Utah Phillips worked at the Joe Hill House for eight years where he was introduced by Ammon Hennacy to Christian pacifism and Christian anarchism.

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  1. ^ Hennacy, Ammon. "Joe Hill House". http://www.catholicworker.com/ah_jh.htm. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 




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