VIS 166.64.05 The Atlanta Fire of 1917

The Atlanta Fire of 1917

Title The Atlanta Fire of 1917
Photographer Unknown;
Description View of an unidentified area of Atlanta, Georgia during a fire.
Geographic Location Atlanta (Ga.)
Subject Fires--Georgia--Atlanta
Houses--Georgia--Atlanta
Dwellings--Georgia--Atlanta
Disasters--Georgia--Atlanta
Smoke--Georgia--Atlanta
Date Original 1917
Date Digital 2006
Type 5 x 7 in. black and white copy print;
Digital Format JPEG
Catalogue Number VIS 166.64.05
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 The Great Atlanta Fire of 1917 began downtown in a warehouse on Decatur Street. In less than ten hours it destroyed over 2,000 homes, businesses, and churches. Much of the damage occurred in a neighborhood known as the Fourth Ward. Only one fatality was reported but nearly 10,000 people were displaced. Losses totaled $5.5 million
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