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The Atlanta Fire of 1917

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Type: StillImage
Creator: Price, Francis E., ?-1928
Title: The Atlanta Fire of 1917
Date: 1917 May
Description: View of destruction in an unidentified area of Atlanta, Georgia after a fire.

Local identification number: VIS 02.08.01

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

Local identification number: ahc002008001a.jpg

Subjects: Fires--Georgia--Atlanta | Natural disasters | Houses--Georgia--Atlanta | Dwellings--Georgia--Atlanta | Women--1910-1920 | Children--1910-1920 | Clothing and dress--1910-1920 | Uniforms--1910-1920 | Sheriffs--Georgia--Atlanta | Automobiles--1910-1920 | Vehicles--Georgia--Atlanta | Street railroads--Georgia--Atlanta | Events--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, 2006
Original Material: 8 x 10 in. sepia tone silver gelatin print | Francis E. Price Photograph Collection, Atlanta History Center
Rights and Usage: 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.
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/Price,6

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Francis E. Price Photograph Collection, 1906-1928, undated