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Salem in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Great Salem Fire Alarm

 
 
Great Salem Fire Alarm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sarah Corvene, May 20, 2017
1. Great Salem Fire Alarm Marker
Inscription.  At 1:37 PM on June 25th, 1914, Box 48 was pulled for a fire in the Korn Leather Factory on this site at number 57 Boston Street in an area known as Blubber Hollow, followed at 1:41 PM by a general alarm.

This was the start of the Great Salem Fire.

This memorial is dedicated to those brave firefighters from Salem and surrounding communities who fought that conflagration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters.
 
Location. 42° 31.129′ N, 70° 54.565′ W. Marker is in Salem, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Boston Street and Proctor Street on Boston Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 59 Boston Street, Salem MA 01970, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain William Driver (approx. 0.6 miles away); McIntire Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); The McIntire District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alexander Graham Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Armed Resistance (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Witch Gaol

Great Salem Fire Alarm Marker in context image. Click for full size.
By Sarah Corvene, May 20, 2017
2. Great Salem Fire Alarm Marker in context
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Leslie's Retreat (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Town House (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2017, by Sarah Corvene of Medford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2017, by Sarah Corvene of Medford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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