1976The Babson School fire occurred.Events & Anniversaries, Government and Public Service, Fires, Education

Babson School, c. 1970s. Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 22437
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213 students were displaced by the three alarm fire that completely gutted the Shepherd Street building. Fire officials did not rule out the possibility of arson. Closing the 95 years old school had been previously considered.

Gloucester Daily Times. "Fire destroys Babson School." March 4, 1976.
Gloucester Daily Times. "Fire destroys Babson School." March 4, 1976.
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