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Introduction
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Title
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (Evergreens)
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Town, State
New York, NY
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ID #
1853
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Compilation Date (Initial)
October 14, 2009
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Compilation Date (Latest)
October 14, 2009
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Site Worked Last
November 11, 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. • Of the 146 dead, seven women and children could not be identified; their remains are buried here, in The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn. The stone monument dedicated to them presents in low relief a stooped, bowed, sorrowful woman. And there are inscriptions on two sides that introduce and share the memorial’s grievous story. • Sponsored and erected by City of New York citizens and its government with the assistance of the Charity Organization Society and the Red Cross Emergency Relief Committee. • The database knows of other public monuments and memorials recalling the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire; see COMMENTS box, below, for information.
Content
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1)
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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1.)
Man-made
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Inscription/Text Design
Integrated
3)
Geometric w/wo pedestal
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Stone/rock
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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
9)
Yes (see below)
9.1)
Image numbering/location
2200-338.1, 2200-338.2, 2200-338.3, 2200-338.4, 2200-338.5, 2200-338.6, 2200-338.7, 2200-338.8, 2200-338.9
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Design Preservation
Good
11)
Inscript. Separate from M|M
No
12)
Designers
12.1)
Designer 1
Not yet determined
13)
Fabricators/Builders
Not Yet Determined
Setting
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1)
Cemetery/burial ground
2)
Land (elevation/depression) , Open Space
3)
Appearance/Setting
Completed
3.1)
Appeal of the Item
5 Good
3.2)
Setting appears appropriate
5 Good
3.3)
Traffic near for access, distanced for appreciation
5 Good
3.4)
Visualization and panorama
6 Very Good
3.5)
Opportunity to view, to enjoy the item
5 Good
3.6)
Overall Averaged Score
5.2 Good (Given a 1.0 - 7.0 Range)
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Not Entered
6)
Not Entered
7)
Not Entered
10)
Other Monuments on Site
11)
Satisfactory
12)
Business/Commerce/Organization
Themes
1)
MonumentsandMemorials.com Themes
Bas Relief Works
2)
National Historic Landmark Themes
Labor History
Demography
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1)
File Number
50
2)
Town/City
New York
3)
County
Kings
4)
District
Brooklyn
5)
State
NY
6)
Zip
11207
7)
Country
United States
8)
Latitude (GPS)
40.6846730000
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Longitude (GPS)
-73.9003620000
10)
Intersecting Street 1
Bushwick Ave
11)
Intersecting Street 2
Conway St
12)
Additional Identifier 1
The Evergreens Cemetery
13)
Additional Identifier 2
15)
Man-made
16)
16.1)
Government, Local
16.2)
Under Consideration
17)
1866-1913
18)
Compilation Date (Initial)
October 14, 2009
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19.1)
Site Survey
19.2)
Newspaper
19.3)
Website
20)
Compilation Date (Latest)
Not Entered
21)
Compilation Technique (Latest)
Website
22)
Source Originator
monumentsandmemorials.com
Comments and Notes
SOURCE: The New York Times, 5/31/1911
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, above.
COMMENT (4): Other public monuments in this database about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: ID numbers 1743, 1845 and 1846.



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