Downtown in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Baltimore's Great Fire
Started 10-48 A.M.
February 7 1904
Under control 11-30 A.M.
February 8 1904
Property destroyed - $100 000 000
Insurance paid - $32 000 000
Acres covered - 140
Lives lost - none
Beginning at Liberty and German Streets the fire swept north to Fayette Street east to Jones Falls south to the harbor. It was one of the most destructive conflagrations in the worlds history.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 39° 17.349′ N, 76° 36.4′ W. Marker is in Downtown in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fish Market (here, next to this marker); Baltimore Police Department (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cast-Iron Façade (about 500 feet away); 9 North Front Street (about 600 feet away); Carroll Mansion (about 600 feet Cistern (about 600 feet away); Holocaust Memorial (about 600 feet away); Small Brick Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,502 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. 4. submitted on October 3, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.