Day 630 – The Great Augusta Fire of 1916

Anniversary was yesterday. 100 years ago everything down from 8th Street and east of Greene  Street to the river burned. 

  

We went to the Tuesday Music Live Concert at historic St Pauls which commemorated the anniversary with one of their Tuesday Convert series. 100 years ago yesterday the congregation gathered to pray the colonial era church would be saved from blaze devouring downtown. 

I drew this while I listened to the wonderful pianist. 

  

Here’s a shot of the sacristy and a video by a local historian Bill Kirby about the fire. 

   

 
A quick sketch I did a couple of years ago of the church from the street. 

  
And an exterior shot. 

Thanks for reading. 

Margaret xxx