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A fire tore through First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain on Jan. 18, severely damaging the pre-Civil War landmark, and destroying a treasured pipe organ that was spared in an earlier blaze almost 30 years ago. At left, Boston Fire Department Lieutenant William McCarthy walked down an aisle of the ice-coated ruins of the First Baptist Church.   <img src ='http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif' alt='' title='' height='9' width='4' border='0' /> <a target='new' href ='http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/01/19/blaze_destroys_historic_church'>Story
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A fire tore through First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain on Jan. 18, severely damaging the pre-Civil War landmark, and destroying a treasured pipe organ that was spared in an earlier blaze almost 30 years ago. At left, Boston Fire Department Lieutenant William McCarthy walked down an aisle of the ice-coated ruins of the First Baptist Church.   Story
(Globe Staff Photo / John Bohn)