Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Remembering the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire 104 years later

[Photo today by Derek Berg]

Today is the official commemoration of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, which claimed the lives of 146 workers, most of whom were young women from the Lower East Side.

Once again, volunteers wrote the names of the victims in front of places they lived.

The Triangle Waist Company was located on the northwest corner of Greene Street and Washington Place just east of Washington Square Park.

You can visit the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition website here for more information.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the volunteers for these solemn and chilling reminders.