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The great fire of 1901

Bill Foley

The great fire of 1901

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Published by The Jacksonville Historical Society .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • 1901,
  • 20th century,
  • Fire,
  • Fires,
  • History,
  • Jacksonville,
  • Jacksonville (Fla.)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    Number of Pages232
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11778270M
    ISBN 100971026106
    ISBN 109780971026100
    OCLC/WorldCa48047819


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The Great Fire of The Great Fire of On the warm morning of May 3rd,a tragic event was about to change Jacksonville. Around noon, a spark from a small wood-burning cook stove set ablaze some of the Spanish moss laid out to dry at the Cleveland Fiber Factory, located at Union and Davis Streets downtown.

Known as the Great Fire ofit holds the record for the most destructive burning of a southern city in U.S. history. In that same year, a small booklet was published by Benjamin Harrison titled Acres o f Ashes; A Story of the Great Jacksonville, Fla.

Fire, May 3, The Great Fire of Hardcover – January 1, by Bill Foley (Author), Wayne W Wood (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ 1/5(1). Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

The great fire of by Bill Foley,The Jacksonville Historical Society edition, Unknown Binding in English - 1st ed editionPages: The Great Fire of was the most destructive event in Jacksonville’s history, wiping out 2, buildings while leaving nea people homeless and destroying the majority of Downtown Jacksonville (miraculously, only seven persons died).

It was the largest metropolitan fire to have occurred in the South, before or since. This momentous event triggered an unprecedented rebuilding. (Writer’s note- for a more detailed look at the exact events of the fire, the individual survivor stories and stories of rebuilding look into the book “The Great Fire of ” by Wayne W.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Great Fire of at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Good historical account of great fire ofbut should have been proofed better to catch grammatical errors.

Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Dee G. out of 5 stars Beautiful scenery now. Reviewed in the United States on Novem Verified Purchase/5(4). Editor’s note: Much of the information in this story is taken from “The Great Fire of ,” published by the Jacksonville Historical Society and written by late Times-Union columnist Bill Foley and Wayne Wood.

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What started The Great Fire of. CLICK HERE to find out what started The Great Fire of. On JDavenport was a volcano of flames. The fire burned from here at the Government Bridge up the hillsides for 10 blocks engulfing the city’s biggest lumber. The Great Fire is a story for children and young adults, written by Jim Murphy about the Great Chicago Fire ofwhich caused the destruction of most of the city of Chicago.

The Great Fire was a Newbery medal honor book in   Editor's note: Much of the information in this story is taken from "The Great Fire of ," published by the Jacksonville Historical Society and written by late Times-Union columnist Bill Foley.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: May 3, marks the th anniversary of the Great Fire of The glow from the flames could be seen in Savannah, GA. The fire claimed many buildings including the second Duval County courthouse. Ironically, the first Duval County Courthouse, constructed in the s, was also burned to the ground during the Civil War.

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The Great Jacksonville Fire of Octo 54 comments Print Article In just over eight hours on May 3,a small fire, started in a LaVilla mattress factory, would sweep through city blocks of Jacksonville, destroying over 2, buildings, taking seven lives, and leaving almost 9, people homeless in the process.

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What follows is Foley's essay on the tragedy: The chimney caught fire at. Great Fire of London, (September 2–5, ), the worst fire in London’s history. It destroyed a large part of the City of London, including most of the civic buildings, old St.

Paul’s Cathedral, 87 parish churches, and ab houses. On Sunday, September 2,the fire began accidentally in the house of the king’s baker in Pudding Lane near London Bridge.

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Directed by James Williamson. Firefighters ring for help, and here comes the ladder cart; they hitch a horse to it.

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More than a year ago. pin. Jacksonville Public Library. N Laura St, Jacksonville, Florida Show Map. Hide Map. Library () Harrison, B. () Acres of ashes; the story of the great fire that swept over the city of Jacksonville, Florida, on the afternoon of Friday, May 3.

[Jacksonville, Florida, J. Holloman] [Web.] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, 4 of 49 The Text: Excerpt from The Great Fire by Jim Murphy 1 It was Sunday and an unusually-warm evening for October eighth, so Daniel “Peg Leg” Sullivan left his stifling little house in the west side of Chicago and went to visit neighbors.

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The damage was so profound that few people believed the city could ever rise all began one Sunday evening when a small fire broke out inside the O'Learys' barn. John's Cathedral History & Reconstruction. In the early s, Edward T. Potter designed a new St. John's Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida.

It appears that initial construction of this church occurred in and was completed and dedicated in It. Get this from a library! Jacksonville in vintage postcards: between the great fire and the great war, Jacksonville postcards from to [Emily Retherford Lisska; William H Jeter, Jr.; Jacksonville Historical Society (Fla.);].Tag Archives: Great Fire in OLD ARLINGTON: History Revealed Erin Thursby February 5, Arlington, Feature, History, Neighborhoods, Perennial 2,The fire evaded the heroic efforts of the firemen to stay its progress.

Fanned by the gale, it swept away the business center of the city. Its progress was not arrested until it reached Carroll street. The heroics of the woefully undermanned and ill-equiped firefighters is described in great detail in the Corbett book.