Courtesy of Ron Chamblin at Chamblin’s Uptown, here is a brief visual depiction of the fire’s wrath from Walter S. Wagstaff’s Jacksonville in Flames. Born in Canada in 1853, Wagstaff was a partner in a Jacksonville publication known as the “Southern Tourist” before his death in 1902.

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1. The Jacksonville rifles mustered in front of the armory ruins.

2. Looking north down Hogan Street, at Hemming Park, from the top of the post office building.

3. Images of areas taken right before the fire consumed them.

4. A new business opens in a gloomy environment.

5. A portrait of the Bell Telephone gang.

6. Despite its building being destroyed by fire, Brittan’s Furniture & Trunk House is open for business.

7. The ruins of the Church of Immaculate Conception.

8. The ruins of the City Building and Market.

9. Col. Lovell and staff at headquarters.

10. The ruins of the Duval County Armory.