VIS 166.66.06 Terminal District Fire

Terminal District Fire

Title Terminal District Fire
Photographer Unknown;
Description Aerial view of the Terminal District Fire in Atlanta, Georgia.
Geographic Location Atlanta (Ga.)
Subject Hotels--Georgia--Atlanta
Fires--Georgia--Atlanta
Disasters--Georgia--Atlanta
People--Georgia--Atlanta
Crowds--Georgia--Atlanta
Buildings--Georgia--Atlanta
Corporate Name Atlanta Fire Department (Atlanta, Ga.)
Date Original 1908 May 8
Date Digital 2006
Type 8 x 10 in. silver gelatin print;
Digital Format JPEG
Catalogue Number VIS 166.66.06
Collection Steve B. Campbell Atlanta Fire Department Photographs
Related Collections MSS 587, Steve B. Campbell Papers, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center
Publisher Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta GA 30305
Rights This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S Code) Permission ofr use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Notes May 8th 1908 a fire broke out in the Cracker Factory at the northeast corner of Nelson Street and Madsion Avenue (now Spring Street). Due to high winds the fire quickly moved to the buildings on the south side of Mitchell Street. The damage by the fire was bounded by Nelson Street, Forsyth Street, Madison Avenue, and Mitchell Street. Forty two businesses were destroyed, and an additional 25 were severely damaged. Losses were totaled at 1,250,000 dollars making it the most destructive fire in Atlanta up to that date.
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