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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

  • Also Known As: Asch Building
  • Also Known As: Brown Building

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, which occupied the top 3 floors, was the site of a fire disaster, killing 146 people in 18 minutes but ultimately spurred safety standards. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Woosley,John Architect
1911/03/25 Top three floors of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory burns, killing 146 people in 18 minutes Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

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Particulars for Triangle Shirtwaist Factory:
Sight Category Building
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Industry
Historic Use Manufacturing facility
Level of Significance National
Architectural Style Neo-Renaissance
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Area of Significance Social History

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 17th July 1991

Registry Name: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
Registry Address: 23--29 Washington Pl.
Registry Number: 91002050
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Woosley,John
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Neo-Renaissance
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Industry, Politics-government, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event
Significant Year: 1911
Historic Function: Industry, processing, extraction
Historic Sub-Function: Manufacturing facility
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function: College

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