Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed February 5, 2014

How Baltimore Rebuilt After The Great Fire of 1904

Church of the Messiah at Fayette and Gay Streets
Credit Public Domain

  One-hundred ten years ago this Friday, Baltimore could be seen as a glow in the night sky for miles around the city. It wasn’t the city lights that generated the glow but a wind-stoked fire that ravaged much of the city’s downtown. The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 is considered the third worst fire to hit an American city and it shaped downtown in ways still visible today.

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