• Inferno-The Great Boston Fire of 1872

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    Name: Inferno-The Great Boston Fire of 1872
    Date: November 10, 2022
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    Presentation and Book Signing by Historian Anthony Sammarco
    Inferno: The Great Boston Fire of 1872 was written to commemorate the 150th anniversary of a devastating fire that destroyed sixty-five acres of land in Boston, from Washington Street, between Summer Street and Milk Street, fanning eastward towards the wharves projecting into Boston Harbor. The fire was said to have destroyed 776 buildings in Boston’s downtown, causing over $73 million [1872 dollars or $1,682,000,000.00 in 2022 dollars] in damage, killing an estimated twenty people and which led to stricter building regulations in Boston. Fires have always been a constant source of anxiety, but this inferno was cataclysmic and beyond the comprehension of many people. The city of Boston took action and appointed a city architect that would oversee all building in the city.
    GAR Hall, 353 Country Way, Scituate, MA
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, November 10, 7pm
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    $10 online or at the door
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