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Labor History Landmark: No. 1 The Forward Building

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 first of the Top 11 Labor History Landmarks in New York City is the Forward building.

Completed in 1912, this impressive ten-story building was home to the offices of the Forverts, the Yiddish-language daily founded in 1897. Once one of the most widely circulated Jewish papers in the world, its socialist editors were known for their pro-labor coverage of issues of concern to the immigrant Jewish community of New York.

Learn more about the history of the Forward building 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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How to cite this page

Berkenwald, Leah. "Labor History Landmark: No. 1 The Forward Building." 16 March 2011. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on April 8, 2020) <https://jwa.org/blog/labor-history-landmark-the-forward-building>.

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.
The Forward Building, New York City.
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