- Community Art in Atlanta, 1977-1987: Jim Alexander's Photographs of the Neighborhood Arts Center from the Auburn Avenue Research Library
- The fire
- Alexander, Jim
- Date of Original:
- Community arts projects--Georgia--Atlanta
Fire extinction--Equipment and supplies--Georgia--Atlanta
Neighborhood Arts Center (Atlanta, Ga.)
- United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Mechanicsville, 33.739, -84.39854
- color photographs
- "Fire engulfs Jim's original second floor studio at the NAC that later became Jikki Riley's studio. Jim moved to the first floor where he had room to create a larger dark room for his students."--from Jim Alexander's annotations.
Firefighters attempt to control the flames as the abandoned Peter James Bryant Elementary School at 252 Georgia Avenue SW, former home of the Neighborhood Arts Center, burns during a three-alarm fire on June 25, 1986. Fighting the fire was so difficult and intense that four firefighters were sent to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion. Police suspected the fire was a work of arson, and associated it with the burning of another abandoned school a few days later. The Neighborhood Arts Center had recently moved to its new facility on Auburn Avenue.
Title provided by Jim Alexander.
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- Rights Holder:
- Copyright held by Jim Alexander.
- Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
- Cite as: The fire. Neighborhood Arts Center photographs series. Jim Alexander collection. Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
- 1 photograph : col. ; 24 x 31 cm.
- Original Collection:
- Neighborhood Arts Center photographs series. Jim Alexander collection. Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.
- Holding Institution:
- Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History