- Frank B. Davenport Photographs, 1917
- The Atlanta Fire of 1917
- Davenport, Frank
- Frank B. Davenport Photographs, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA.
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- Fires--Georgia--Atlanta--History--20th century
Dwellings--Fires and fire prevention--Georgia--Atlanta--History--20th century
Great Fire, Atlanta, Ga., 1917
- United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
United States, Georgia, Atlanta, Old Fourth Ward, 33.766132, -84.372605
- black-and-white photographs
- Elevated view looking south towards the Georgia State Capitol building from what is probably the Old Fourth Ward after homes in the area 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.
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- 8 x 10 in. sepia toned silver gelatin print;
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