The documentary, Forgotten Souls: "Remembering The Elliott Chambers Fire" will be released in 2020. Please stay tuned for details.
The Elliott Chambers Fire Memorial is dedicated to the 15 souls who died on July 4, 1984. This memorial is a special place to reflect and remember those beautiful men, women and young boy who died in the horrific fire.
Tom "Satch" Kerans playing his original song, "Elliott Chambers 15" at memorial dedication July 2010. His music will be featured in documentary.
Davis Drug billboard in flames above the Elliott Chambers Rooming House. A crane removed the billboard in order to safely remove bodies.
The below photos are from the July 1, 2010 dedication of the Elliott Chambers Fire Memorial.
Memorial stone with 15 names of victims lost in fire.
Kathie Belanger placing white rose at memorial.
In the early morning of July 4, 1984, a fire swept through a three-story rooming house above Davis Drug Pharmacy located at 434 Rantoul Street in Beverly, Massachusetts. The pre-dawn blaze took the lives of 15 people which is considered the highest death toll for arson in Massachusetts.
13 of the 36 residents at the Elliott Chambers rooming house died of burns or smoke inhalation when the swift-moving fire erupted. A 14th victim was killed when he jumped from a third-floor room trying to escape. The 15th victim died a few weeks later in a hospital.
The Elliott Chambers Fire Memorial was dedicated before a crowd of 100 people on July 1, 2010.
Memorial Photos Courtesy:
James Maroney, Jamar Video
Michael Naimo Photography
Fire Photos Courtesy:
Mark Teiwes, Salem News