Henry Taggert, an African-American worker, born in Illinois in c.1874, worked on the capitol site as a laborer in 1899. By 1900, census data listed his occupation as "waiter."
Most of the workers who constructed the Minnesota Capitol belonged to unions. However, it is not clear whether St. Paul laborers were organized during the period when the Capitol was built nor how many laborers or which jobs were represented by a union between 1896 and 1907. So Taggert's union status is currently unknown.