From start to finish, the Salem Fire burned for over thirteen hours destroying more than 250 acres of land and 1,600 buildings leaving 1,500 people homeless. Despite its power, only 6 people lost their lives in the fire. The flowers that grew in these ruins on Lafayette Street were a sign of hope for future reconstruction.
Fires - Casualties; Fires - Massachusetts - Salem (Mass.) - History - 20th century; Lafayette Street (Salem, Mass.); Rubble; St. Joseph's Church (Salem, Mass.)
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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