|From Acres of Ashes: "It seemed the people of Jacksonville could not realize the measure of the calamity that had fallen upon them. Men seemed stupefied except when driven into action by the loss of a friend or relative. Ten thousand people were homeless, 1700 houses had been consumed, an area of 455 acres in the heart of the city was desolate. Except for four little structures it was a clean sweep two miles long and nearly a mile broad."
Photo, Dena Snodgrass Collection, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History.