History of the Hotel Fire
of The Fire
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in 1913 by renowned architect William Lee Stoddard, the
Winecoff Hotel was one of Atlanta's tallest and most luxurious
hotels. Standing fifteen stories tall with an open-air terrace
overlooking Peachtree Street, the hotel was strategically
located in the heart of Atlanta's retail district.
to their stationery, the hotel was advertised as being absolutely
fireproof, even though it was designed without fire alarms,
fire escapes or a sprinkler system.