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1877: First Great Fire of Marblehead
The First Great Fire of Marblehead wiped out the manufacturing center of the Town (consuming 72 buildings, including the Central Fire Station) and the income of most of the inhabitants. It started in a stable at the rear of a hotel near the Lynn Shoe Factory, and burned to the ground 72 buildings.
have been adapted with thanks from Bill Purdin’s Marblehead History Timeline published by Marblehead Magazine.