Jacksonville in Flames

Caption reads:
The ruins of the Duval County Armory.

From Acres of Ashes: "The flames were hottest as they attacked the public buildings and the armory. The latter had the reputation of being fireproof . . . It crumbled like an egg shell, its walls went down together, and here would have been the climax of the day in great loss of life had not the previous heat driven out all the refugees."


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