Site of the worst hotel fire in U. S. history. In the predawn hours of December 7, 1946 the Winecoff Hotel fire killed 119 people. Now the Ellis Hotel. [see also: Photos: Winecoff Hotel Fire, AJC]
EXPLORER'S TIP: Stand across Peachtree Street from the Ellis Hotel at 176 Peachtree Street and watch this 1-minute video. It tells the amazing and tragic story of the Winecoff Hotel, which was the site of the most devastating hotel fire in U.S. history on December 7, 1946.