event logo
August 22, 2024

Calamity in Baltimore with Jack Burkert

Elkridge 50+ Center • 6540 Washington Blvd ElkridgeMD  21075 Organized by Howard County Government

About this event


On February 7, 1904, the course of history for Baltimore changed when a fire ignited in a garment warehouse on the west side of downtown. The ensuing, wind driven fire destroyed the entire center city, burned over 1,500 buildings, damaged 1,000 more, and took away the workplaces and jobs of 35,000 citizens. The Great Baltimore Fire, one of the three largest urban fires in American history, was fought by over 2,000 firemen for over 300 hours. This is the story of the people, the events, and the challenges of the fire and its aftermath. Presented by Jack Burkert.

For additional information or to reserve your spot, call the Elkridge 50+ Center at 410-313-5192.

Age Group/Camp

Adults 50+


Elkridge Thomas Viaduct at Elkridge 50+ Center


August 22, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Add to calendar

Age and Gender

Ages 50-255 · Co-Ed


Elkridge 50+ Center

6540 Washington Blvd ElkridgeMD  21075

View Map

Show More Show Less


More events from this organizer