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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.
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker includes a flag pole. It is located in what is known as Lafayette Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 270 Washington Street, Salem MA 01970, United States of America.
 
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 Burying Point (approx. ¼ mile away); The Salem Witch Trials Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Meeting House Erected in Salem
Great Salem Fire Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 29, 2016
2. Great Salem Fire Centennial Marker
Long view of memorial
(approx. ¼ mile away); The Town House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Peabody Museum of Salem (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of Nathaniel H. Felt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Immaculate Conception Parish War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
Categories. Disasters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 37 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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