New York State Women's History

Triangle Shirtwaist Bldg./Asch Bldg. ...A NYS Women's History Site
23-29 Washington Place New York NY

Type: Building

Category/Significance: economics (immigration)

Site of both the first large scale strike of women workers in the country and of one of the worst industrial disasters in American history.Overcrowding, poor ventilation and dangerous machinery caused the local union to declare a strike against Triangle, and national labor and feminist figures such as Samuel Gompers and Lillian Wald spoke in support at local rallies. ...learn more>>

GPS: 40.7300765,-73.9953554 Location Map

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