The Fire of 1901, around 2:55 p.m. - Jacksonville, Florida

The Fire of 1901, around 2:55 p.m. - Jacksonville, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/142142
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Title

  • The Fire of 1901, around 2:55 p.m. - Jacksonville, Florida

Image Number

  • N032697

Year

  • 1901

Series Title

General Note

  • Jacksonville's Great Fire of 1901 was the largest metropolitan fire in the American South. The fire began on May 3, 1901 with a spark from a cook stove at lunchtime which ignited piles of Spanish moss drying for a mattress factory. Located at Davis and Beaver streets, the factory fire spread to most of the downtown area. By 8:30 when the fire was brought under control, 2,368 buildings were destroyed, 10,000 people were homeless and seven residents were dead. The city spent the next decade rebuilding its downtown.
  • Photonegative was not scanned.

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

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