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Algiers in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Great Fire of Algiers, 1895

 
 
The Great Fire of Algiers, 1895 Marker image. Click for full size.
April 28, 2018
1. The Great Fire of Algiers, 1895 Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  
In the early morning hours of October 20th, 1895, on the 300 block of Morgan St., near the corner of Bermuda St., a fire started that would eventually destroy about 200 homes and businesses in ten blocks between Morgan, Lavergne, Alix and Powder Sts.
 
Erected by www.algiershistoricalsociety.org.
 
Location. 29° 57.281′ N, 90° 3.243′ W. Marker is in Algiers, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Patterson Road near Bermuda Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the Mississippi River Trail, atop the levee. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Duverjé Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Algiers Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Algiers' Dry Docks (about 400 feet away); Enslaved Africans (about 600 feet away); Louis D. Armstrong
The Great Fire of Algiers, 1895 Marker image. Click for full size.
April 27, 2018
2. The Great Fire of Algiers, 1895 Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Algiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); French Market (approx. half a mile away); Transatlantic Slave Trade to Louisiana (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Algiers.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located on top of levee, along the Mississippi River Trail, a bicycle and walking path on top the levee.
 
Categories. DisastersSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2018.
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