Fires -- Georgia -- Atlanta
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Collection number: ahc.VIS147
Scope and Contents of the Records These photographs depict the aftermath of a fire at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta. Included are photographs of the exterior of the building, interior light fixtures, the lobby area, theatre seating, and the theatre stage area, all damaged by the fire.
Dates: February 1978
Collection number: ahc.CityofAtlanta
Scope and Content This collection consists of administrative records from the City of Atlanta, which have been divided into sixteen series. Records include materials pertaining to select mayors of Atlanta and correspondence and memos from the Executive Office. The collection also includes City Council and Board of Alderman legislation, minutes, and proceedings. Records also include material regarding transportation, public safety, finance, planning and community development, courts, public works, and maps. ...
Dates: 1848-2009, undated
Collection number: ahc.VIS247
Scope and Content This collection contains aerial and street views of the Buckhead, downtown, and Midtown areas of Atlanta, Georgia. Included are images of Buckhead restaurants such as OK Cafe and Buckhead Diner. Also featured are the Atlanta History Center's Swan House, Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Underground Atlanta, the Georgia Dome, The Fox Theatre, High Museum of Art, The Varsity, Piedmont Park, and Clark College (later named Clark Atlanta University). Other images include...
Dates: 1972-1998, undated
Collection number: ahc.VIS2
Scope and Content This collection includes photographs of people, places, and events taken by Atlanta Constitution photographer Francis E. price. Most of the images were probably produced for news stories in the newspaper. Included are photographs of President Theodore Roosevelt; Democratic party leader William Jennings Bryan; Georgia Poet Laureate and Atlanta Constitution columnist Frank L. Stanton; Atlanta...
Dates: 1906-1928, undated
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.
Collection number: ahc.MSS293
Scope and Content This collection primarily contains ground rent receipts as well as some records pertaining to the original Kimball House.
Dates: 1884-1959, undated
Collection number: ahc.VIS353
Scope and Content This collection contains photographs of scenes in Atlanta, Georgia, taken by Harriette Speer Parker and her father, Eustace Asbury Speer. Of special note are photographs of the Great Fire of Atlanta in 1917, the Festival of Old Atlanta in the late 1960s, and negatives of aerial photographs of downtown Atlanta. The photographs taken by Eustace Asbury Speer include images of the State Revenue Department personnel in 1927, Piedmont Park, and the Atlanta skyline. Also featured are family...
Dates: 1917-1970, undated
Collection number: ahc.VIS150
Scope and Contents of the Records These images were taken by Norman F. Bielowicz of Decatur, Georgia and depict the fire that occurred on January 30, 1978 at the Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta.
Dates: January 30, 1978
Collection number: ahc.VIS166
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection is comprised of photographs of fire stations and personnel of the Atlanta Fire Department. Also included are photographs of notable fires in Atlanta during the 20th century. Most of the photographs are group portraits of fire companies taken between 1890 and 1928, and include images of fire stations number 1 through 20. Individual firemen are identified in many of the photographs. There are also photographs of fire companies affiliated with the aforementioned stations. Examples...
Dates: 1882 – 1972
Collection number: ahc.MSS688f
Scope and Content This collection contains documents pertaining to the 1917 Atlanta fire and subsequent property damage suffered by Travelers Insurance policy holders. Correspondence includes letters and telegrams between Travelers Insurance and the Cliff C. Hatcher Insurance Agency and Haas & Company. This correspondence discusses insurance policies affected by the fire. There are two legal-sized lists of affected policy holders including their addresses, loan numbers, policy numbers, mortgage amounts,...
Dates: 1917, undated
Collection number: ahc.MSS324
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of materials pertaining to the Winecoff Hotel fire of 1946 that killed 119 individuals. The scrapbook contains newspaper accounts of the fire and aftermath. The remainder of the material is transcripts of testimony given during courts cases involving victims of the fire.
Collection number: ahc.MSS637
Scope and Content The bulk of this collection consists of tape recorded interviews of Atlantans used to create fifty programs titledLiving Atlanta: Atlanta Life from World War I through World War II, and the programs themselves, which aired on WRFG Radio in Atlanta, Georgia. The programs were composed of excerpts from the interviews connected by music and explanatory narration. During the course of the project, hundreds of Atlantans were interviewed, resulting in approximately...
Dates: 1977-1980, undated