The Aftermath of the Ybor City Fire 1908.

Material Information

The Aftermath of the Ybor City Fire 1908.
Tony Pizzo Collection ( Contributor )
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Physical Description:
1 photograph ( 20 x 25 cm )


Subjects / Keywords:
Print, Photographic ( Documentary Artifact, Communication Artifact ) ( nmc )
Disasters ( lctgm )
Fires ( lctgm )
Ybor City Fire of 1908 ( lctgm )
Building Failure ( lctgm )
Spatial Coverage:
Tampa |z 1271000 |2 ceeus
Hillsborough County |z 12057 |2 ceeus
United States of America -- Florida -- Hillsborough County -- Tampa


General Note:
The great fire of 1908, which leveled 18 city blocks, destroyed dozens of factories, shops and homes, and led to an overhaul of the city's firefighting systems. (There was inadequate water pressure to put out the blaze early). Frightened residents huddled in the street next to piles of their possessions, firefighters dynamiting buildings in an (unsuccessful) attempt to stop the spread of the fire and a horse, engulfed in flames, escaped from its stall and running down the street shrieking in pain.
Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Ephemeral Cities Project.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida
Holding Location:
University of South Florida, Tampa FLorida, Special Collection
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