She was only 16, lived on Washington Street, and died in the Triangle firePosted March 25, 2010

HOBOKEN — On Thursday, the 99th anniversary of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire in New York, a coalition of people who want to remember the victims wrote memorials in chalk by their former homes, identifying them.
One such marking occurred in front of the now-commercial 625 Washington St., where Vincenza Billota of Hoboken lived until she died at work in Manhattan 99 years ago.
The historic Triangle factory fire took the lives of 146 employees who could not escape the flames — leading to improved safety regulations in the workplace.
Most of the victims were women, and many of them were immigrants of Jewish and Italian descent – like Vincenza Billotta, a daughter of Hoboken who never returned from Manhattan to Washington Street on the night of March 25, 1911.

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