Disaster Photo

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Photograph of a section along Broad Street Alley following the cyclone of 1882. The image is looking northeast from Main Street toward Broad Street. The debris in the foreground was a greenhouse (corner of Main Strett and 6th Avenue). In the background, at the upper right (located on Broad Street) is the E.W. Clark house with the structural remains of what was the cupola (now restored) at 1126 Broad Street. The large garage with mansard roof belongs to 1120 Main Street, the Charles H. Spencer house. Charles Spencer is standing in the rubble. The Spencer house was later moved to 6th Avenue where it housed the Christian Science Society (611 Sixth Avenue). Spencer's Greenhouse (built to be partially underground) is in foreground of photo. One of the outbuildings may be a privy (brick?). The alley between Main and Broad runs through center of the photo behind the garage and toppled house. The brick garage still stands.