Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire

Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire (HM2HA0)

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N 39° 3.868', W 84° 27.621'

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Site of Beverly Hills Supper Club, popular night spot from 1930s—70s. Burnt May 28, 1977 killing 165.
Third worst nightclub fire in US;
changed building-code enforcement.
First disaster case tried as class
action suit, merging 300 claims.
Landmark litigation lasted years.
Settlements of some $30 million.
First mass tort action in USA.

Emergency squads came from miles
around. Temporary morgue set up in
nearby Ft. Thomas Armory. Families
arrived for days searching for loved ones, as site smoldered. Story dominated the news. Probable cause was faulty aluminum wiring. Most people in area knew someone who lost family here.

In memory of those who perished in the fire.
HM NumberHM2HA0
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed2007
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society; and Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 719728 N 4327000
Decimal Degrees39.06446667, -84.46035000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 3.868', W 84° 27.621'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 3' 52.08" N, 84° 27' 37.26" W
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