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 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial

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Death 25 Mar 1911
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Maspeth, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Workmen's Circle plot
Memorial ID 2714 · View Source
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A memorial for 10-15 victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, March 25, 1911. They are interred in the Workman's Circle section of the cemetery. 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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2714
  • 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. 2714, citing Mount Zion Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .