Atlanta, GA Fire, May 1908


Two Business Blocks Swept Away by Flames in the Georgia Metropolis.

ATLANTA, Ga., May 8.----One million and a quarter dollars is the loss conservatively estimated tonight of a fire, which started at 8:30 o'clock this morning and which swept two blocks of Atlanta business property.

Tonight the fire is under control with ruined buildings in the district bounded by Forsythe, Nelson, Madison and Hunter streets. The fire was discovered in the building occupied by the Schlesinger-Meyer company bakery.

From there it ran its way in all directions until it struck the Terminal hotel, one of the largest in the city, and gutted it. During the early morning hours every one in the Terminal hotel and in numerous other smaller hotels in the district, had warning. There was no loss of life and no injuries.

One of the heaviest losers is S. M. Inman, of Atlanta, who owned the entire block bounded by Forsythe, Mitchell and Nelson streets and Madison avenue, and in which were located the Schlesinger-Meyer company. Branch "B" of the city postoffice, the Liquid Carbonic company, a branch of the Central Trust & Banking company, and many smaller concerns.

The Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN 9 May 1908