Terminal District Fire

Collection:
Steve B. Campbell Atlanta Fire Department Photographs, 1882-1972
Title:
Terminal District Fire
Publisher:
Steve B. Campbell Atlanta Fire Department Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Date of Original:
1908-05-08
Subject:
Fires--Georgia--Atlanta
Disasters--Georgia--Atlanta
Men--Georgia--Atlanta
Men's clothing--Georgia--Atlanta
Atlanta (Ga.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
United States, Georgia, Atlanta, Terminal District, 33.632345, -84.455883
Medium:
gelatin silver prints
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of the aftermath of a fire in the Terminal District in Atlanta, Georgia.
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.
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/CamFire/id/30
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 ; 8 x 10 in., Atlanta History Center
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center

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