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Labor History Landmark: No. 7 Jefferson Market Courthouse

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 7th of the Top 11 Labor History Landmarks in New York City is the Jefferson Market Courthouse.

Though this impressive red brick and white granite building is today part of the New York City Public Library, Jefferson Market was once a busy district courthouse. In 1909, during the “Uprising of the 20,000” shirtwaist strike, many women workers were arrested on the picket lines and brought to Jefferson Market to face unsympathetic judges and harsh sentences.

Learn more about the Jefferson Market Courthouse and see it "On the Map!"

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.

 

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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.
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Berkenwald, Leah. "Labor History Landmark: No. 7 Jefferson Market Courthouse." 24 March 2011. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on December 13, 2017) <https://jwa.org/blog/labor-history-landmark-jefferson-market-courthouse>.

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