"It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago. She outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them." - Mark Twain, 1883
The Great Fire of London . Next to the Great Chicago Fire, London's historical fire is probably the second most-famous. This fire began in a baker's shop on September 2, 1666 and lasted for several days.
Chapter One: Chief Williams Shares System, Pies, with Boston Fire Department Officials. Visitors from Boston, including fire department officials and city councilmen, arrived in Chicago yesterday afternoon for the purpose of examining the workings of our city's renovated fire alarm system.
In events, research and articles, Forgotten Chicago is continually striving to discover and share more about the unknown and forgotten history, culture, neighborhoods, and the built environment of our region. To add to our exclusive articles and programs, Forgotten Chicago has gone through more than 800,000 pages of non-digitized and non-indexed periodicals, planning documents and reference.
Chicago Place – A few blocks north of The Shops at North Bridge along Michigan Avenue brings us to the next stop on our downtown Chicago mall tour, Chicago Place. In contrast with the nuanced success of North Bridge, Chicago Place is a mostly-failed dead mall, sitting right in the middle of downtown Chicago on its most famous shopping street.
The fire of October 1871 might have been a blessing in disguise for a city that wanted badly to be a player on the international cultural scene.
CHICAGO CIVIL DEFENSE - Chicago Fire Department (28) History Of The Chicago Fire Department
The history of Chicago, Illinois, has played a central role in American economic, cultural and political history and since the 1850's has been one of the most dominant Midwest metropolises. The area's recorded history begins with the arrival of French explorers, missionaries and fur traders in the late 17th century and their interaction with the local Pottawatomie Native Americans.
The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned from Sunday, October 8, to Tuesday, October 10, 1871. The fire killed up to 300 people, destroyed roughly 3.3 square miles (9 km 2) of Chicago, Illinois, and left more than 100,000 residents homeless.. Help flowed to the city from near and far after the fire. The City of Chicago improved building codes to stop the rapid spread of fire, and.