The Winecoff Hotel Fire

December 7, 1946Atlanta, GeorgiaThe Winecoff Hotel catches on fire, killing 119 and injuring over 90 The 15-story Winecoff Hotel was advertised as “fireproof,” owing to its steel construction. The walls and other interior components were still made of combustible materials, however. It was opened in 1913, and building codes in 1912 allowed for buildings under…