Friday, February 10, 2012
Actual Film Footage of 1903 BAM Fire!
The BAM Hamm Archives recently posted this video to their web page. They acquired it from the Library of Congress. It's actual footage of the fire that destroyed the original Brooklyn Academy of Music, which was on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights. The building burned down in 1903.
For more on BAM history, check out this article we wrote on a book that was recently released about BAM's 150 year history, and of course, the BAM Hamm Archives web site.