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Frank B. Davenport photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS80

Scope and Content

Atlanta resident Frank Davenport took these photographs after the fire. One image depicts the damage done to the house of Frank and Emmagene Davenport at 345 Pine Street. Also included are wider-angle shots from an aerial perspective offering a more complete view of the damage.


  • 1917


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. Reproduction: (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.

Administrative/Biographical History

Frank and Emmagene Davenport lived on 345 Pine Street in Atlanta when on May 21, 1917, beginning around noon, a series of fires broke out that eventually consumed over 300 acres of property in and around downtown Atlanta. The fires caused more than $5 million in damage and left over 10,000 people homeless.


9 image(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

M.B. Davenport, 1998.176

General Physical Description note

Extent: 9 black and white photographs

Frank B. Davenport photographs
Helen Matthews
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305