Brooklyn Theater Fire 1876

A Memorial Website to the Victims of
the Brooklyn Theater Fire of 1876

Learn about the history of the fire and its victims

History of the Fire

This story is more than one hundred forty years old, and I learned about it in 2008 while still a student at the Brooklyn College. It is a tragic tale that has not been told fully. More… 

Biographies of Victims

In the panic that ensued immediately following the fire, local newspapers published updated lists daily, sometimes twice a day, as more people searched for their loved ones. More… 

Unidentified Victims

The gray obelisk monument was inscribed with the history of the fire on its four panels, one of which reads: the remains of one hundred and three were buried in this plot   More…