The Atlanta Fire of 1917

Collection:
Steve B. Campbell Atlanta Fire Department Photographs, 1882-1972
Title:
The Atlanta Fire of 1917
Publisher:
Steve B. Campbell Atlanta Fire Department Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Date of Original:
1917
Subject:
Fires--Georgia--Atlanta
Dwellings--Georgia--Atlanta
Disasters--Georgia--Atlanta
Smoke--Georgia--Atlanta
Atlanta (Ga.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
copy prints
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of an unidentified area of Atlanta, Georgia during a fire.
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
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/CamFire/id/23
Rights Holder:
This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U. S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Additional Rights Information:
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Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
Cite as: MSS 587, Steve B. Campbell Papers, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center
Extent:
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in., Atlanta History Center
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center

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