Burning house - Jacksonville, Florida

Burning house - Jacksonville, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/4655
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Title

  • Burning house - Jacksonville, Florida

Image Number

  • PR05335

Year

  • 1901

Series Title

General Note

  • Jacksonville fire of 1901.
  • 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 matress 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 photograph - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

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