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The Atlanta Fire of 1917
The Atlanta Fire of 1917
TitleThe Atlanta Fire of 1917
PhotographerPrice, Francis E., -1928
DescriptionView of destruction in an unidentified area of Atlanta, Georgia after a fire.
Geographic LocationAtlanta (Ga.)
Natural disasters
Clothing & dress--1910-1920
Street railroads--Georgia--Atlanta
Date Original1917 May
Date Digital2006
Type8 x 10 in. sepia tone silver gelatin print
Digital FormatJPEG
Catalogue NumberVIS 02.08.01
CollectionFrancis E. Price Photograph Collection
PublisherKenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
RightsThis material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
NotesThe Great Atlanta Fire of 1917 began downtown in a warehouse on Decatur Street. In less than ten hours it destroyed over 2,000 homes, businesses, and churches. Much of the damage occurred in a neighborhood known as the Fourth Ward. Only one fatality was reported but nearly 10,000 people were displaced. Losses totaled $5.5 million
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