Great Molasses Flood 1919 - Bay State Street Railway Co.

Great Molasses Flood 1919 - Bay State Street Railway Co.

When a giant tank holding over 2 million gallons of molasses collapsed in the North End on Jan. 15, 1919, a wave of molasses flooded the surrounding streets, damaging property, killing 21 people and injuring 150. Part of the tank smashed into the walls of the freight house of the Bay State Street Railway Co. with enough force to tear the structure apart, seen here on Jan. 20, 1919.

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