Sunday, 20 September 2015

46 Vintage Photos Of Boston After The Great Fire Of 1872

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The Great Boston Fire of 1872 was Boston's largest urban fire, and still ranks as one of the most costly fire-related property losses in American history. The conflagration began on November 9, 1872, in the basement of a commercial warehouse on Summer Street.

The fire was finally contained 12 hours later, after it had consumed about 65 acres (26 ha) of Boston's downtown, 776 buildings and much of the financial district, and caused $73.5 million in damage. At least 30 people are known to have died in the fire.

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