Thursday, December 07, 2023

Winecoff Fire 77th Anniversary Today


Atlanta, Georgia: In the early morning hours of December 7, 1946 a suspicious fire tore through the Winecoff Hotel claiming the lives of 119 people. Dozens more were injured. Despite the enormous tragedy of the event, the fire impacted fire safety codes worldwide for the good. The building still stands at 176 Peachtree Street. More from The Atlanta-Journal-Constitution here. And from WSB-TV Atlanta here.


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