TFD firefighters fighting fire at the Griffin Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida.

TFD firefighters fighting fire at the Griffin Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida.


Image Number

  • TFD0255

Year

  • 1944

Date Note

  • Photographed on October 20, 1944.

Series Title

General Note

  • The Tallahassee Fire Department provides emergency services from fires and fire hazards, as well as first response to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Its mission is to prevent or minimize the loss of life and property, protect the environment, assist in cooperative emergency medical services, mitigate the consequences of natural and unforeseen disasters, and provide non-emergency support services, through professional and effective delivery, to all who live, visit, work or invest in the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.
  • At 5:50 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 1944 the alarm sounded for a fire at Griffin Middle School, an all African-American school located at 800 Alabama Street. The school sat on top of the hill to the west of the current Griffin Middle School. It was torn down in 1954 when the existing school, at the bottom of the hill, was constructed.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 5 x 7 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Location: 30691.

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TFD firefighters fighting fire at the Griffin Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida.
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Chicago Manual of Style

TFD firefighters fighting fire at the Griffin Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida. 1944. Black & white photoprint, 5 x 7 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/54315>, accessed 20 May 2018.

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TFD firefighters fighting fire at the Griffin Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida. 1944. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 20 May. 2018.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/54315>.

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