Street renamed in memory of Cocoanut Grove fire ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Dina Rudick/Globe Staff The street that once housed the Cocoanut Grove club was renamed in memory of the deadly 1942 fire. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Shawmut Street Extension became Cocoanut Grove Lane in memory of the 492 people who were killed in the blaze. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Survivor Ann Marie Gallagher, 87, made her first return to the site since that frigid night. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Marshall S. Cole, another survivor, described the scene of the fire to the crowd. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh spoke with Gallagher. Walsh helped unveil the new street sign.