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Atlanta Fire Department Detailed Statement of Fires for the Year 1894

Collection number: ahc.MSS821f

Scope and Content

This collection contains a chart detailing every building fire, described either as a dwelling, restaurant, or factory, that occurred Atlanta in 1894. Information includes the location, owner, value, damage, and cause of fire.


  • 1894


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

In 1848 the Atlanta City Council addressed the issue of fire safety by ordering residents to keep fire buckets in their homes. After a series of destructive fires over the next three years, the Georgia General Assembly established the Atlanta Fire Company No. 1 in 1851. Four additional companies were formed over the next nine years, combining under one command on January 20, 1860. The Department was staffed by volunteers until 1882. Walthall Robertson Joyner (1854-1925) served as the chief of the fire department in Atlanta from 1885 to 1906.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2004

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

Atlanta Fire Department Detailed Statement of Fires for the Year 1894
Louanne Heintz
October 2018
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305