Looking down Forsyth Street at a devastated district after the fire of 1901

Looking down Forsyth Street at a devastated district after the fire of 1901


Image Number

  • RC04713

Year

  • 1901

Date Note

  • May 4, 1901.

Series Title

General Note

  • A racing blaze descended on Bay Street, and in the dawn of May 4, 1901, Jacksonville was a ravaged remmant of a city.
  • 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.
  • Photographed from the top of the Federal Building.

Rights

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 7 x 9 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 08008a.

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Looking down Forsyth Street at a devastated district after the fire of 1901
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Chicago Manual of Style

Looking down Forsyth Street at a devastated district after the fire of 1901. 1901. Black & white photoprint, 7 x 9 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/28169>, accessed 16 December 2017.

MLA

Looking down Forsyth Street at a devastated district after the fire of 1901. 1901. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 16 Dec. 2017.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/28169>.

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(State Archives of Florida)