Atlanta Fire Department Detailed Statement of Fires for the Year 1894
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.
- Atlanta (Ga.). Fire Department (Organization)
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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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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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- Finding aid is written in English.