WALKStarted by a carelessly discarded...


February 05, 1993|By Karen Zeiler


Started by a carelessly discarded cigarette, the Great Fire of 1904 raged for two days and destroyed 140 acres of downtown Baltimore. Despite all the destruction, not a life was lost. Take a walking tour of the 1904 fire district on the weekend of its anniversary -- from noon to 1:15 p.m. today, tomorrow or Sunday.

Sponsored by the Baltimore City Life Museums, the tour begins at the Baltimore Arena, Hopkins Place and Baltimore Street entrance. The tour traces the fire's path from Redwood and Hopkins east to the Jones Falls. Cost: $4 for members, $7 for nonmembers. Reservations: 396-3279.

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