The wooden construction of the tenements in The Point section of Salem helped to fuel the fire not only because the buildings were made of wood, but because they were very close together. This image depicts the new brick tenements built on Ward Street in The Point.
Tenement houses - Massachusetts - Salem; The Point (Salem, Mass.); Redevelopoment, Urban; Ward Street (Salem, Mass.)
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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