Before And After Great Chicago Fire 1871

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Before and after great chicago fire 1871. 1871 chicago view before the great conflagration the fire is claimed to have started at about 900 pm. Palmer house had opened only 13 days before the great fire. The great chicago fire. In the immediate aftermath of the fire there were some attempts to give the event a nickname to correspond with the much larger great chicago fire of 1871.

Chicago in the 1860s 1870s and 1880s. Chicago fire of 1871 conflagration that began on october 8 1871 and burned until early october 10 devastating an expansive swath of the city of chicago. A birds eye view of pre fire chicago. Before and after the fire.

The population reached nearly 30000 in 1850 and was triple that a decade later. Who started the fire. When it looked likely that the palmer house would be destroyed. From the evening of october 8 1871 until the early hours of tuesday october 10 1871 chicago was essentially defenseless against the enormous fire.

It began in a barn belonging to patrick and catherine oleary. Thousands of homes were reduced to cinders along with hotels department stores newspapers and government offices. On july 17 three days after the fire the chicago tribune suggested calling the recent event the little chicago fire to distinguish it from the big chicago fire that took place. What did chicago look like before the great fire.

Chicagos growth in the mid 19th century was unprecedented. There are many theories about how chicagos great fire of 1871 started. Amazing before and after photos from the great fire of 1871 the story of chicago captures the ruinsand the relic house a bar built from the citys ashes. Queen of the west once more.

The shed next to the barn was the first building to be consumed by the fire. Chicago in the 1860s 1870s and 1880s. At least 300 people were killed. This 1868 pocket map of chicago shows the city in full blown expansion a mere 3 years before the infamous blaze.

On october 8 in or around a small barn belonging to the oleary family that bordered the alley behind 137 dekoven street. Speaking to his congregation after the chicago fire of 1871 destroyed their church.

Great Chicago Fire Wikipedia

Great Chicago Fire Wikipedia

Photo Chicago Chicago Fire 1871 Some Ruins Sepia Later

Photo Chicago Chicago Fire 1871 Some Ruins Sepia Later

Shelter Cottages Wttw Chicago

Shelter Cottages Wttw Chicago