1904 postcard ruins Baltimore Fire February 7-9th Fayette St-City Hall
Interesting postcard of ruins after the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, area around City Hall in dramatic red color.
‘Baltimore Disaster, Feb 7th to 9th, 1904. Ruins of Fayette St., City Hall at the Right’
On right margin ‘No. 209 Franz Huld, Publisher, New York’
Stamped in margin ‘MAR 3. – 1904.’ And ‘Dr. J.A. SCHMIDT Chicago Ill.’
Undivided back. Postmarked '---INGLEWOOD STA 1904’ and mailed to Berlin Germany.
Some crease left side. LL corner
The Great Baltimore Fire raged in Baltimore, Maryland, United States from Sunday, February 7, to Monday, February 8, 1904. More than 1,500 buildings were completely leveled, and some 1,000 severely damaged, bringing property loss from the disaster to an estimated $100 million. 1,231 firefighters helped bring the blaze under control, both professional paid truck and engine companies from the Baltimore City Fire Department (B.C.F.D.) and volunteers from the surrounding counties and outlying towns of Maryland, as well as out-of-state units that arrived on the major railroads. It destroyed much of central Baltimore, including over 1,500 buildings covering an area of some 140 acres