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 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial

Birth
Death 25 Mar 1911
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Pathside/Brooklyn City Grounds
Memorial ID 19987 · View Source
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A monument to eight unidentified victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, March 25, 1911. The factory, on the upper floors of a supposedly fireproof building near Washington Square in Manhattan, caught fire and 145 people perished - trapped by doors that were locked to prevent union organizers from entering the premises. The disaster led to an overhaul of fire codes, and legislation to protect worker's safety.

Bio by: Joe Fodor


Inscription

"In sympathy and sorrow, citizens of New York raise this monument over the graves of unidentified women and children who with one hundred and thirty nine others perished by fire in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
Washington Place
March 25, 1911"


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19987
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial (unknown–25 Mar 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19987, citing The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .