Title: People evaluate the aftermath of the Ybor City Fire of 1908.
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/SF70000202/00001
 Material Information
Title: People evaluate the aftermath of the Ybor City Fire of 1908.
Physical Description: 1 photograph ( 12 x 20 cm )
Creator: Tony Pizzo Collection ( Contributor )
Publication Date: 1908
Subject: Print, Photographic ( Documentary Artifact, Communication Artifact )   ( nmc )
Disasters   ( lctgm )
Fires   ( lctgm )
Ybor City Fire of 1908   ( lctgm )
Refugees   ( lctgm )
Spatial Coverage: Tampa |z 1271000 |2 ceeus
Hillsborough County |z 12057 |2 ceeus
United States of America -- Florida -- Hillsborough County -- Tampa
General Note: Ybor City's greatest horror was the March 1, 1908, fire that was caused by, most likely, a careless cigarette at the Antonio Diaz boardinghouse at 1914 12th Ave., the site of the branch post office that was destroyed in Friday's fire. Due to confusion, firefighters didn't arrive for 45 minutes. Then fire companies tried blocking the fire with dynamite blasts. Residents who tried saving possessions by piling them in the street only provided fodder for a fire that destroyed 171 homes and 42 business over 181/2 blocks. Again, water was lacking. The private Tampa Waterworks "... cut the water pressure because they felt they couldn't meet the demands of its paying customers," Brown said.
Funding: Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Ephemeral Cities Project.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: SF70000202
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of South Florida
Holding Location: University of South Florida, Tampa FLorida, Special Collection
Rights Management: All rights reserved. 2005.
Resource Identifier: P21-0204

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