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The Great Fire of 1901

  • 12 Noon: Fire Starts in Cleaveland Fibre Factory

     12 Noon:  Fire Starts in Cleaveland Fibre Factory
    Workers (of the factory) cooking lunch release sparks on to a pile of drying moss, fanned by the easterly breeze sets entire factory on fire.
  • 12:45 PM: Fireman Arive at the Cleaveland Fiber Factory

    12:45 PM: Fireman Arive at the Cleaveland Fiber Factory
    First Fireman arive at the burning factory led by Chief Thomas.
  • 12:35 PM: The First Fire Alarm Box is Thrown

    12:35 PM: The First Fire Alarm Box is Thrown
    Fire alarm box 57 is thrown by 16-year-old Geoirge Hodan.
  • 1:00 PM: The Fire is out of Control

    1:00 PM: The Fire is out of Control
    A fire storm sweeps over Beaver, Ashley and Church Streets. Telegrams are sent to other neighboring cities asking for help controling th fire. Chief Chaney colapses from heat prostration.
  • 2:20 PM: Other Fire Companies Arive

    2:20 PM: Other Fire Companies Arive
    Other fire companies arive from Fernindina, Palatka, Lake City, Savannah and St. Agustine, to help stop the fire.
  • 3:30 PM: The St. James and Windsor Hotels Burn Quickly.

    3:30 PM: The St. James and Windsor Hotels Burn Quickly.
    Fire burns down two of the grandest hotels in Jacksonvile. The guests are evacuated frantically. All that was left of the St. James hotel is shown in the image.
  • 4:445 PM: The Armory of the Adams Burns Down

    4:445 PM: The Armory of the Adams Burns Down
    The Granite walls os the Armory at Adams and Market streets is described as "Melting like snow," because of the intense heat. The munitions inside the armory later expllode because of the heat. In the image all that is left of the Armory after on eafternoon during the fire.
  • 5:00 PM: Many important buildings are destroyed

    5:00 PM: Many important buildings are destroyed
    The Duval Viaduct, City Hall, The Metropolis newspaper building, and the Elk's club are set on fire. The Hubbard building containing dynamite and other explosives causes the fireman and other civilians to run and take cover. The wind blows the fire west to the Furchgott's building, The Gardener building and the Mohawk Building. A Large waterspout is created from the heated winds and nearly capsizes escaping people on the Edith.
  • 8:30 PM: The Fire is finally under control

    8:30 PM: The Fire is finally under control
    The Fire is finally under control and smolders throught the night.
  • Period: to

    The Fire Burns On

    The fire burns all afternoon and some of the night.
  • 2:00 AM: The Governor of Florida puts Jacksonville under Martial Law

    2:00 AM: The Governor of Florida puts Jacksonville under Martial Law
    In fear of rioting Jacksonville is put under Martial law.
  • 5:25 AM: Last Fireman goes Home

    5:25 AM: Last Fireman goes Home
    The last fireman finally goes home.
  • Building Permit is Issued for temporary structure

    Building Permit is Issued for temporary structure
    A temporary structure is erected by Rudolph Grunthal to help those homeless from the fire.