The homes along Boston Street were destroyed by the fire as were the leather factories. The chimney in the photograph stood near the corner of the intersection of Boston Street and Federal Street. The Salem business district further down Federal Street was not impacted by the fire due to the change in wind direction and the heroic efforts of the firemen.
Boston Street (Salem, Mass.); Federal Street (Salem, Mass.); Residential foundations; Rubble
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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