The Great Boston Fire of 1872

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ISBN: 9780738538532

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A catastrophic fire consumed much of downtown Boston, Massachusetts, on November 9 and 10, 1872. For at least two years prior to the fire, the fire chief's warnings about lax building codes and inadequate water supply were unheeded. After the fire, even local clergy preached the virtues of prevention, the More »

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ISBN: 9780738538532

A catastrophic fire consumed much of downtown Boston, Massachusetts, on November 9 and 10, 1872. For at least two years prior to the fire, the fire chief's warnings about lax building codes and inadequate water supply were unheeded. After the fire, even local clergy preached the virtues of prevention, the need for careful planning to avoid another conflagration, and issued a plea for an investigation into what could have been done differently. This slim book presents hundreds of black and white etchings and photographs to tell the story of pre-fire Boston, the firestorm, and the disaster's aftermath.

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