Labor History Landmark: No. 11 The Lower East Side Tenement Museum
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 final site of the Top 11 Labor History Landmarks in New York City is the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
Located at 97 Orchard Street, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum has meticulously recreated the homes of the real-life immigrant families who once lived in the building between 1863 and 1935. Museum visitors can explore the apartments to get a glimpse of the everyday challenges immigrants faced in the tenements or take guided walking tour of the Lower East Side neighborhood.
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.