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The Cocoanut Grove

 
 
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By Michael Tiernan, March 5, 2011
1. The Cocoanut Grove Marker







Inscription.
Erected by
Bay Village
Neighborhood Association
1993

In memory of
the more than 490 people
who died as a
result of the
Cocoanut Grove fire
on November 28 1942
As a result of this terrible
tragedy major changes were
made in the fire codes and
improvements in the treatment
of burn victims not
only in Boston but across
the nation

"Phoenix out of the Ashes"

 
Erected 1993 by Bay Village Neighborhood Association.
 
Location. 42° 20.999′ N, 71° 4.085′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Piedmont Street and Shawmut Street, on the left when traveling east on Piedmont Street. Touch for map. Plaque is embedded in the sidewalk near a fence next to a parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emerson Majestic Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Quincy Adams (approx. mile away); Monument to Ether (approx. 0.4 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 0.4 miles
The Cocoanut Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, March 5, 2011
2. The Cocoanut Grove Marker
My apologies for the difficulty reading this photo, winter hasn't been kind here. I will update the photo next chance I get.
away); Robert McCloskey (approx. 0.4 miles away); North Sea Mine Force Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Commodore John Barry (approx. half a mile away); The Lafayette Mall (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
More about this marker. This plaque crafted by Anthony P Marra, youngest survivor of the Cocoanut Grove fire.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cocoanut Grove Fire. The Cocoanut Grove was a nightclub in Boston, Massachusetts which, on November 28, 1942, burned in what remains the deadliest nightclub fire in American history, killing 492 people and injuring hundreds more. -Wikipedia (Submitted on March 6, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts.) 

2. Cocoanut Grove Fire. Celebrate Boston (Submitted on March 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Fire
 
Categories. 20th Century
 
The Cocoanut Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, March 5, 2011
3. The Cocoanut Grove Marker
This is a view up Piedmont St. towards Shawmut St. the red arrow I drew points to the the marker in the sidewalk. The building in the upper left of the photo is the back of the "57" theatre, hotel and parking garage complex.
The Cocoanut Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, March 5, 2011
4. The Cocoanut Grove Marker
Here, a view down Piedmont from Shawmut. The marker is where the taller fence meets the lower black fence at the sidewalk behind the lamp post.
The Cocoanut Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, March 5, 2011
5. The Cocoanut Grove Marker
Here, across Piedmont St, at the corner of Church St, you can see the whole area where the Cocoanut Grove used to be.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 807 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 5, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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