Jacksonville, Florida's Chief City, Swept by Fire. A Loss of $11,000,000, involved in the destruction of 1,300 houses, leaving 11,000 persons homeless in a few hours. Fire Photographs taken for "Leslie's Weekly" by W.W. Ball, Jacksonviille. Captions: St. James Park--Ruins of the St. James and Windsor Hotels in the Background. Ruins of the City Building and Auditorium, Looking Southeast from Main and Forsyth Streets. Destruction Wrought in the Heart of the Retail Mercantile Section--Ruins of the Hubbard and Furchgott Buildings, Looking Southeast from the First National Bank. The Noted St. James Hotel, a Popular Winter Resort, Completely Destroyed. Photograph by William H. Rau. The Windsor Hotel, which was burned to the ground. Photograph by William H. Rau.
Leslie's Weekly, Jacksonville, Florida's Chief City, Swept by Fire; 1901. 1901. Richard Mette Collection. University of North Florida, Thomas G. Carpenter Library Special Collections and Archives. UNF Digital Commons, https://digitalcommons.unf.edu/mette_text/45/