1921The Chapel Street Baptist Church in East Gloucester was destroyed by a fire.People and Communities, Events & Anniversaries, Fires, Religion

Baptist Church in East Gloucester, c. 1880s. Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 14644
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The two-alarm blaze was believed to have been started by either a defective heating system or around the chimney. Fortunately, there was little wind so the fire did not spread to nearby residences.

Gloucester Daily Times. “Chapel Street Church Is Seriously Damaged: East Gloucester Society Suffers Heavily in Early Morning Fire--Two Alarms Sounded--Loss Placed at $30,000.” December 2, 1921, Vol. 57 No. 9940 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
Gloucester Daily Times. “Chapel Street Church Is Seriously Damaged: East Gloucester Society Suffers Heavily in Early Morning Fire--Two Alarms Sounded--Loss Placed at $30,000.” December 2, 1921, Vol. 57 No. 9940 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
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