The Great Baltimore Fire
Early on Sunday, February 7, 1904, a passerby noticed smoke coming from the John E. Hurst & Co. building. Within hours, steady, frigid winds had created a blaze that overwhelmed Baltimore's firefighters and threatened the entire city. Although few died as a result of the flames, the heart of the city, its waterfront and business district -- lay in ashes. The story of Baltimore's trial by fire and ultimate resurgence is freshly presented for the first time in fifty years.
Available in hardcover, paperback, and as a 4-CD audio version.
Peter B. Petersen, 2004. 216 pp.
Be sure to check out the picture book, "Goliath: Hero of the Great Baltimore Fire," for your little historian.