Pietro Botto House

83 Norwood St., Haledon, New Jersey

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Description 

On January 27, 1913, 800 workers at one of the largest silk mills in the silk manufacturing capital of the country walked off the job, in a dispute over job security, low wages, long hours, and poor working conditions. Soon, 25,000 men, women, and children who worked in the mills also rebelled. From the balcony of this two-story rectangular block stone house, leaders of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, the "Wobblies") rallied workers during the Paterson Silk Strike (1913), a salient event in the American labor movement. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 17, 1982

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 30, 1974
Reference number
74001188
NR name
Botto, Pietro, House
Areas of significance
Industry; Politics/Government; Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1913