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 Brooklyn Theater Fire Monument

Brooklyn Theater Fire Monument

Death 5 Dec 1876
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Memorial ID 3327 · View Source
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Erected by the City of Brooklyn, the memorial is dedicated to the memory of the 278 people who died in the Brooklyn Theatre fire on December 5, 1876. The remains of 103 unidentified victims are interred beneath this momument.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


The fire was discovered shortly after eleven o'clock P. M. One thousand persons were present, of whom two hundred and seventy eight were burned to death.

The remains of one hundred and three were buried in this plot with civil and military honors, on Saturday December 9, 1876.

The theatre situated on the South East corner of Johnson and Washington Streets, was burned on Tuesday night, December 5, 1876

Erected by the City of Brooklyn to the memory of those who perished in the Brooklyn Theatre Fire


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  • Added: 2 Aug 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3327
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Brooklyn Theater Fire Monument (unknown–5 Dec 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3327, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .