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THE GREAT FIRE OF 1872

THE GREAT FIRE OF 1872

Join us on a 90-minute virtual tour exploring the city's rebirth after the Great Fire of 1872. Follow the route of the progression of the Great Fire, a disaster in Boston's commercial district that proved more costly than the legendary Chicago Fire the year before. Hear how the city's architectural design contributed to the spread and speed of the devastating conflagration, and learn how these fires reformed our fire prevention policies in America.

updated: 7 months ago