More on the Hotel Eliot fire / by Jason Turgeon

Yesterday’s storm forced us to postpone FIGMENT until July 28-29, so I don’t get to relax and go back to history blogging just yet.  But Richard Heath shared the following news clip about the massive fire that destroyed the building and almost took the Cox building and First Church along.

I’ve been meaning to spend some serious time at the library researching the arsons of the late 70s and early 80s.  If anyone reading this has any info on the fires or any similar news clippings, photos, etc., please pass it along in the comments, suggestions, or by emailing me: jason DOT turgeon AT gmail DOT com

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