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Introduction
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Title
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (Wash. Sq.)
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Town, State
New York, NY
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ID #
1743
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Compilation Date (Initial)
March 26, 2003
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Compilation Date (Latest)
May 26, 2009
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Site Worked Last
September 29, 2010
Description
This memorial recalling the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in the City of New York brings our attention and, assuredly, our hearts back to March 25, 1911: one hundred forty-six people – mostly young women, mostly Jewish immigrants -- were killed trying to escape, many by jumping to their deaths through windows because exit doors were locked, isles blocked and fire escapes damaged. The workplace inferno broke out on the three upper floors of a 10-story building near Washington Square, in Manhattan. Sponsored by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union – today, called UNITE HERE -- the metal memorial plaque is attached to the exterior of the now-N.Y.U.-owned Brown Building (in 1911, called the Asch Building), near its corner entrance where Washington Place crosses Greene Place. The ILGWU piece memorializes the grievous event and in conjunction with two other plaques -- one from city government and one, the federal government -- collectively tell the tragedy’s story of personal loss and public perseverance. The ILGWU plaque was dedicated on the fiftieth anniversary of the tragic event, March 25, 1961.
Content
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Nature's violence/accidents
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Group of common citizens/persons
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Not Applicable
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Male and Female
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Combination
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Not Applicable
Design
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Man-made
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Inscription/Text Design
Integrated
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Tablet/Plaque
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Average (life-size)
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Main + One
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Inscribed/lettered directly
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Text available, all
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Yes (see below)
9.1)
Image numbering/location
2500-752.1, 2500-752.2, 2500-752.3, 2500-752.4, 2500-752.5, 2500-752.6, 2500-752.7
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Design Preservation
Satisfactory
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Inscript. Separate from M|M
No
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Designers
12.1)
Designer 1
Commercially available
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Fabricators/Builders
Not Applicable
Setting
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Walkway|Street
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Appearance/Setting
Completed
3.1)
Appeal of the Item
4 Satisfactory
3.2)
Setting appears appropriate
4 Satisfactory
3.3)
Traffic near for access, distanced for appreciation
4 Satisfactory
3.4)
Visualization and panorama
4 Satisfactory
3.5)
Opportunity to view, to enjoy the item
4 Satisfactory
3.6)
Overall Averaged Score
4.0 Satisfactory (Given a 1.0 - 7.0 Range)
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Not Entered
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March 25, 1961
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Not Entered
7)
Not Entered
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Other Monuments on Site
1574 , 1575 , 1265 , 1266 , 1267 , 1042 , 1827
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Satisfactory
12)
Community Group/Not For Profit , Business/Commerce/Organization
Themes
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School Settings
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National Historic Landmark Themes
Labor History
Demography
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File Number
50
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Town/City
New York
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County
New York
4)
District
Manhattan
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State
NY
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Zip
10003
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Country
United States
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Latitude (GPS)
40.7299283000
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Longitude (GPS)
-73.9953650000
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Intersecting Street 1
Washington Pl
11)
Intersecting Street 2
Greene St
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Additional Identifier 1
Washington Square East
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Additional Identifier 2
New York University NYU
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Man-made
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Other
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1866-1913
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Compilation Date (Initial)
March 26, 2003
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Compilation Date (Latest)
May 26, 2009
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Compilation Technique (Latest)
21.1)
Site Survey
21.2)
Website
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Source Originator
monumentsandmemorials.com
Comments and Notes
SITE DEVELOPMENT: Dedication -- The 3/25/1961 dedication date is cited in a New York Times story on this date about the fire's 50th anniversary commemoration. Also, photographs of site activities on this date show the to-be-unveiled plaque in position on the Brown Building exterior.
SITE MAINTENANCE: Community Group/Not For Profit -- New York University
SITE MAINTENANCE: Business/Commerce/Organization -- International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
LEAD SPONSOR: Other -- International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
COMPILATION DATE: Second observation -- 4/2/2006
COMMENT (1): Date of fire: 3/25/1911 -- a Saturday, late in the afternoon
COMMENT (2): What is a "shirtwaist"? See Wikipedia.org. Also, on the website of The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY, John Rousmaniere is quoted as follows: "(A woman's shirt or blouse tailored like a man's shirt, the shirtwaist was popular women's clothing at that time.)" From his work entitled "Green Oasis in Brooklyn: The Evergreens Cemetery"
COMMENT (3): The names of those who died, as well as those who survived, are in a list on the Cornell website; see Links, below.
COMMENT (4): UNITE (formerly, Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees) and HERE (prior, Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union) merged on July 8, 2004 forming UNITE HERE; see Links, below.




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