Attalla, AL Fire, 1887

In that same year [1887], Attalla had its first big fire. It was on the northeast side of Fifth Avenue, between Third and Fourth Streets. All the buildings were made of wood, but luckily the fire only burned in one direction. [After the fire] brick buildings were being erected throughout the area, affected by the first fire. These were the first brick buildings to be constructed in Attalla.,_Alabama