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

Great Salem Fire Centennial

Salem, Essex County Massachusetts

 
 
Great Salem Fire Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, August 29, 2016
1. Great Salem Fire Centennial Marker
Main Inscription
Inscription.  In commemoration of the enterprise and resolute spirit with which Salem arose from her ashes looked calamity in the face and rebuilt her walls on this spot in the pathway of the great fire of June 25, 1914. Which swept from the west to the water’s edge destroying about one third of the city and rendering homeless more than one third of her people this table was erected by J. Ackerman Coles, M.D. L.L.D. 1915
Rededicated June 25, 2014 Great Salem Fire Centennial Kimberley L. Driscoll, Mayor
 
Erected 1915 by J. Ackerman Coles.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters.
 
Location. 42° 31.052′ N, 70° 53.618′ W. Marker is in Salem, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Harbor Street, in the median on Washington Street. Marker includes a flag pole. It is located in what is known as Lafayette Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 270 Washington 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. St. Joseph's Parish War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Point Neighborhood
Great Salem Fire Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, August 29, 2016
2. Great Salem Fire Centennial Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); This Ground (approx. ¼ mile away); The Burying Point (approx. ¼ mile away); The Salem Witch Trials Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Salem Witch Trials Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Meeting House Erected in Salem (approx. ¼ mile away); The Town House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 3, 2022