Public Square, Area 9

The following film clip depicts the ruins of Pruitt-Barrett Hardware store located on the corner of West Spring and South Bradford Streets. Like many other buildings housed in the business district, Pruitt-Barrett Hardware store collapsed and ignited into flames in the aftermath of the 1936 tornado. Five bodies were recovered in the hardware store's wreckage.

Film footage

Clip of the ruined walls of the Pruitt-Barrett Hardware, Gainesville, Georgia 1936 April 6
film clip

Photographs and postcards

Postcard of damaged buildings and debris, Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, 1936 Apr. 6, Vanishing Georgia (Georgia Archives)
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Pruitt-Barrett fire, Hall County, Georgia Historical Photograph Collection (Hall County Library System)
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Pruitt-Barrett hardware store fire, Hall County, Georgia Historical Photograph Collection (Hall County Library System)
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