Troy in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Welcome to the Collar City!
Troy produced over 90% of the collars worn in America. By the early 1900s, this part of the city was almost exclusively collar and cuff factories and commercial laundries.
Over half of the workers in the collar industry were women. Many of them were immigrants, like the Irish-born Kate Mullaney, who organized 500 female laundry workers in 1864 into the nationally recognized Collar Laundry Union.
Location. 42° 44.179′ N, 73° 41.241′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker can be reached from River Street. Touch for map. Marker is beside the parking lot between River Street and the Hudson River, opposite Jacob Street. Marker is in this post office area: Troy NY 12180, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Locking Through (approx. ¼ mile away); The Great Fire of 1862 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Uncle Sam Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); W & L E Gurley Building Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 0.3 miles away); History of 1819 Fifth Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); West Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kate Mullany House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
Also see . . . Sanford L. Cluett, 1874-1968. (Submitted on July 19, 2013.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.