Atlanta Fire

Collection:
Herbert H. Lee Photographs, 1919-1968, undated
Title:
Atlanta Fire
Creator:
Lee, Herbert H.
Publisher:
Herbert H. Lee Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Date of Original:
1917-06
Subject:
Fires--Georgia--Atlanta
Disaster victims--Georgia--Atlanta
Disasters--Georgia--Atlanta
Clothing and dress--1910-1920
Disaster relief--Georgia--Atlanta
Churches--Georgia--Atlanta
Westminster Presbyterian Church (Atlanta, Ga.)
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia holding services in a tent after the Fire of 1917.
The Atlanta Fire of 1917 began just after noon on May 21 in a warehouse north of Decatur Street. Due to other fires on that same day the response to this fire was slow and so the fire spread north quickly burning through the low income housing of the Fourth Ward. The fire was not put out completely until 10 o'clock that night. It destroyed 300 acres of homes, businesses and other structures.
Local Identifier:
VIS 130.42.03
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Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/HLee/id/145
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:
2 x 4 in. sepia tone silver gelatin print
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center

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