Vendome Hotel Fire Memorial

Vendome Hotel Fire Memorial

Vendome Hotel Fire Memorial
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Neighbourhood: Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
How to get there
  • Copley • 3 min walk
  • Back Bay • 7 min walk

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Michael K
995 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This is a memorial that paid tribute to a tragic event long forgotten especially for travellers from out of state.
Written 19 October 2021
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kappy26
Boston, MA1,100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This is a monument to the memory of firefighters that lost their life fighting a huge fire at the Hotel Vendome on Commonwealth Avenue in the early 70's.

This monument is one of a kind and worth visiting if in the Back Bay.
Written 30 May 2021
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Claire F K
United States55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
First responders give of themselves every day. In recent years we've become comfortable with calling these people heroes. Not so long ago, heroism wasn't part of our everyday lives.
When you visit this quiet unassuming monument that recognizes the loss of 9 firefighters, consider that it took 25 years for the City of Boston to acknowledge the sacrifice of those men and their families.
You'll see dogwalkers and joggers go by without a second thought. The monument is a reminder that, for some, June 17 1972 is a day that never ended.
The Vendome has been rebuilt, so it's hard to imagine the flames of that forgotten day and the rubble of bricks and lives left in it's wake.
Despite it's size, the memorial is a simple and powerful testament to those men who quietly and faithfully gave their lives to service and to their surviving brethren who taught this city the meaning of the words Never Forget.
Written 18 June 2017
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China1,60,012 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
Situated on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall between Dartmouth and Clarendon Streets is a contemporary style monument called the Vendrome Firefighters' Memorial, which was installed here in 1987 in memory of the 9 firefighters who lost their lives fighting the fire at nearby Vendrome Hotel in 1972.

This bronze sculpture, created by Ted Clausen and Peter White, is a crescent shaped structure which hugs the ground. It is rough on the outside yet smooth on the inside where there are engravings detailing the events of the fire and providing information regarding those who lost their lives. In touching fashion, a fireman's hat and jacket is draped over the top of the memorial.

Overall, it is a nicely designed memorial and something worth spending a few minutes to see if you intend to include the Commonwealth Ave. Mall during your sightseeing in Boston.
Written 6 November 2015
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