Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial
Mount Zion Cemetery, Queens
In a quiet Queens cemetery, nestled between the memorials of hundreds of Jewish immigrants lies a noble memorial to the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. The site, erected in 1911, includes the original memorial for 14 of the 146 victims, their names inscribed on individual plaques. The site has since been expanded to memorialize all the victims of the horrible tragedy that left 146 workers dead.
Plaques both here and at the fire site read:
“Out of their martyrdom came new concepts of social responsibility and labor legislation that have helped make American working conditions the finest in the world.”