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The Atlanta Fire of 1917

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Type: Copy prints | StillImage
Title: The Atlanta Fire of 1917
Date: 1917
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

Subjects: Fires--Georgia--Atlanta | Dwellings--Georgia--Atlanta | Disasters--Georgia--Atlanta | Smoke--Georgia--Atlanta | Fire fighters--Georgia--Atlanta | Fire extinction--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 2006
Original Material: 1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. | Steve B. Campbell Atlanta Fire Department Photographs
Rights and Usage: Cite as: MSS 587, Steve B. Campbell Papers, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

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Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Steve B. Campbell Atlanta Fire Department Photographs, 1882-1972