The Great Boston Fire of 1872
A Lecture by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
The Great Boston Fire of 1872 destroyed much of downtown Boston, an area of forty acres. The fire destroyed not only 775 buildings and millions of dollars in merchandise, but it also destroyed much of old Boston. In the aftermath of the fire, architects laid out a design for a new Boston to rebuild the city. The city constructed in the aftermath of the fire would honor the achievements of the city’s past while pointing the way for a new era in Boston’s future. Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Forest Hills Cemetery Forsyth Chapel. Free and open to the public.

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