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Atlanta

A Twentieth-Century City

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Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,360 / 34 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 500
Added to site: 2010.03.30
mnybks.net#: 27180
Genre: History
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Fire Protection.

Atlanta has a model Fire Department, well equipped with modern apparatus, and supplied with water at fire pressure from the pumping-station of the waterworks. In 1903 the Department cost $123,235.00; the number of fires was 502 and the value of buildings and contents at risk $3,070,777. The damage was $142,050.

The average fire loss for eighteen years was $123,647.

Sanitary Department.

Atlanta spent $109,023.54 on sanitation in 1903, and about 250 men were employed under the Board of Health in keeping the city clean. There are the usual precautions in infectious and contagious diseases. The sewer-system of the city was constructed on a plan designed by Rudolph Hering, of New York.

[Illustration: EQUITABLE BUILDING.]

Mortuary Record.

The deaths from diseases in Atlanta during 1903 were 1,941, of which 926 were of white people and 1,015 of colored. The population within the corporate limits in the census year was 89,872.

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