The Atlanta Fire of 1917

Collection:
Frank B. Davenport Photographs, 1917
Title:
The Atlanta Fire of 1917
Creator:
Davenport, Frank
Publisher:
Frank B. Davenport Photographs, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA.
Date of Original:
1917-05
Subject:
Fires--Georgia--Atlanta--History--20th century
Dwellings--Fires and fire prevention--Georgia--Atlanta--History--20th century
Dwellings--Georgia--Atlanta--History--20th century
Disasters--Georgia--Atlanta--History--20th century
Chimneys--Georgia--Atlanta
Rubble--Georgia--Atlanta
Neighborhood--Georgia--Atlanta
Great Fire, Atlanta, Ga., 1917
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
black-and-white photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of homes in an unidentified area of Atlanta, Georgia that were destroyed by fire.
Destruction of property
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/davenport/id/5
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:
Please contact holding institution for information regarding use and copyright status.
Extent:
4 x 5 in. silver gelatin print;
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center

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