Labor History Landmark: No. 10 The Henry Street Settlement
The Top 11 Labor History Landmarks in New York City is a blog series on Jewesses with Attitude created in honor of Women's History Month and the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Waist Factory fire. Learn more about the series here, or check out JWA's online walking tour.
The 10th of the Top 11 Labor History Landmarks in New York City is the Henry Street Settlement.
One of several settlement houses on the Lower East Side set up to provide educational and welfare service to struggling immigrants, the Henry Street Settlement was founded in 1893 by Lillian Wald. Born into a well-to-do German Jewish family, Wald was a pioneer in American healthcare, essentially establishing the field of public health nursing.
About the online walking tour:
Learn about the events surrounding the Triangle fire with an online tour or, if you are in Manhattan, print out these pages and go for an invigorating walk. You can use a "Google Maps Tour" to organize your tour according to the sequence of events, easiest walking, or "most complete" route. If you want to listen to an audio version of the tour on your computer or cell phone, sign up for a free Travelgoat account and download the Triangle walking tour.