Tragedy In The South:
The Winecoff Hotel Fire of 1946
A documentary depicting the horror of our country's deadliest hotel fire.

"Surely there's a heaven for folks that die this way..."
--Lee Roy Abernathy

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The Winecoff Hotel

Fire of 1946

In 1913, t
he "absolutely fireproof" Winecoff Hotel was designed and built without sprinklers, fire escapes, or even an alarm system. | USD/JPY

On December 7, 1946, the unthinkable happened and one hundred and nineteen people lost their lives leaping from windows, suffocating from smoke, and being burned alive. These are their stories.



Video Clips

Arnold Hardy
Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer

Honey Glover
High School Student

Ed Williams


Newly Added:

The Boys From Rome

Lee Roy Abnerathy's haunting and controversial ballad



We are always looking for witnesses, survivors and family members thereof. Please contact us if you have any information.


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