After the fire of 1901 - Jacksonville, Florida

After the fire of 1901 - Jacksonville, Florida


Image Number

  • PR05267

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 it had covered 146 city blocks, destroyed 2,368 buildings including 23 churches and 10 hotels, left 10,000 people homeless and had killed seven residents. The city spent the next decade rebuilding its downtown.

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

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Chicago Manual of Style

After the fire of 1901 - Jacksonville, Florida. 1901. Black & white photonegative, 8 x 10 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/4599>, accessed 27 May 2016.

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After the fire of 1901 - Jacksonville, Florida. 1901. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 27 May. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/4599>.

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(State Archives of Florida)