Historical Marker - Jacksonville's 1901 Fire

  • 135 W Monroe St
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32202
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One of the largest urban fires in US history, Jacksonville's 1901 fire served as a turning point for the city's developments. In May of 1901, the Cleveland Fiber Factory near downtown went up in flames, creating a fire that destroyed 2,368 buildings in its path. 146 city blocks were destroyed, but thanks to efforts of citizens the Hogan's Creek region was saved.