The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904

The fire blazed for 31 hours, destroyed 80 blocks of downtown and caused more than $150 million in damage — in 1904 dollars. The city's newspapers were hard-hit, including the five-story Sun Iron Building at Baltimore and South streets. The Sun sent editors and printers south by train to The Washington Star (which had volunteered the use of its offices and presses), and the paper was distributed the next morning on schedule. Photo: February 8, 1904
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