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Triangle Fire

 
 
Triangle Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, April 26, 2012
1. Triangle Fire Marker
Inscription.  On this site, 146 workers lost their lives in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire on March, 25 1911. Out of their martyrdom came new concepts of social responsibility and major legislation that helped make American working conditions the finest in the world.
 
Erected by the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersIndustry & CommerceNotable Events.
 
Location. 40° 43.785′ N, 73° 59.719′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Place and Greene Street, on the right when traveling west on Washington Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 - 29 Washington Place, New York NY 10003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory (here, next to this marker); Brown Building (here, next to this marker); John W. Draper and the Founding of the American Chemical Society (within shouting distance of this marker); NYU Native Woodland Garden
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory building image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 13, 2018
2. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory building
aka the Asch Building, aka the Brown Building. Now used by the New York University Sciences Department.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stonecutters Memorial (about 400 feet away); Edward Hopper (about 500 feet away); NYU Community Memorial (about 500 feet away); NYU 9/11 Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  The Asch Building and the March 25, 1911 Triangle Waist Company Tragedy. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2012, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 26, 2012, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   2. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Jul. 12, 2020