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Terminal District Fire

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Type: Gelatin silver prints | StillImage
Title: Terminal District Fire
Date: 1908 May 8
Description: View of horse teams of the Atlanta Fire Department in 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.

Subjects: Fires--Georgia--Atlanta | Disasters--Georgia--Atlanta | Smoke--Georgia--Atlanta | Fire fighters--Georgia--Atlanta | Fire extinction--Georgia--Atlanta | Horse-drawn vehicles | Horses--Georgia--Atlanta | Fire engines--Georgia--Atlanta | Men--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.)--Buildings, structures, etc. | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.) | Terminal District (Atlanta Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 2006
Original Material: 1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 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