The Great Baltimore Fire started on the morning of Feb. 7, 1904, at John E. Hurst building located near present day 1st Mariner Arena. The first alarm sounded at 10:48 a.m. and the fire quickly spread, eventually destroying 1,500 buildings over 140 acres. In this particular shot The Alexander Brown and Company building was the only one to survive in the immediate area.
Baltimore Sun file photo
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