Back in the comments to Adam’s post on the Chestnut Hill Square facade, Mike Striar wrote that the developer should at least put up a plaque to remember the victims of the fatal fire. (Newton Gal thought the entire site should have been made a memorial park.) They have done a little better than put up a plaque.


They are installing what appears to be a little water feature with the names of the fire victims. It’s in a tiny pocket park of to-be-determined value on the Florence Street side in a bit of the lot that isn’t commercially usable.


Oddly (but predictably), the park is not accessible from the development itself. You have to come out to the sidewalk from one of the (only) two outlets and then over to the park.

But it is a memorial. In a landscaped little park.

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