City going up in smoke - Jacksonville, Florida

City going up in smoke - Jacksonville, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/30530
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Title

  • City going up in smoke - Jacksonville, Florida

Image Number

  • RC07423

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.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 8000a.

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