Posts tagged fire

Fire on the “L” tracks along Wabash, 1904, Chicago. Albert Fleury

Fire on the “L” tracks along Wabash, 1904, Chicago. Albert Fleury

Fire on the 52nd floor of the Hancock Tower, 1971, Chicago.

Fire on the 52nd floor of the Hancock Tower, 1971, Chicago.

View from the ruins of the Peristyle after the fire of January 1894, Columbian Exposition, Chicago.

View from the ruins of the Peristyle after the fire of January 1894, Columbian Exposition, Chicago.

Smoldering coal embers burn on the north side of the Chicago River’s east branch in the days after the Great Fire, 1871, Chicago.

Smoldering coal embers burn on the north side of the Chicago River’s east branch in the days after the Great Fire, 1871, Chicago.

Before and after photos of the Great Fire, looking south on Wabash from Jackson, 1871, Chicago.

Before and after photos of the Great Fire, looking south on Wabash from Jackson, 1871, Chicago.

Aftermath of the MLK riots on W Madison St, 1968, Chicago. Lee Balterman

Fire at 3430 N Lincoln (at Newport), 1920, Chicago.

Fire at 3430 N Lincoln (at Newport), 1920, Chicago.

Fire on the river at LaSalle, 1951, Chicago

Fire on the river at LaSalle, 1951, Chicago

Frozen remains of the Barton Hotel, 644 W Madison, 1955, Chicago. 
29 people died in the fire.

Frozen remains of the Barton Hotel, 644 W Madison, 1955, Chicago.¬†

29 people died in the fire.

Immolation, 1966, Chicago. Art Shay
via Chicagoist

Immolation, 1966, Chicago. Art Shay

via Chicagoist

The Cold Storage Building burns, July 1893, Columbian Exposition, Chicago.
17 men died fighting the fire.

The Cold Storage Building burns, July 1893, Columbian Exposition, Chicago.

17 men died fighting the fire.

The dome at Notre Dame de Chicago burns, Harrison and Racine, 1978, Chicago.

The dome at Notre Dame de Chicago burns, Harrison and Racine, 1978, Chicago.

Looking north from the top of the Water Tower, 1871, Chicago
The city begins to rebuild after the fire.
Looking past where Division St. is now, you can see a dark patch which was the old city cemetery. Although most graves would be moved to other parts of the city, including Graceland, bodies are still found whenever construction happens beteen Division and North Avenues.
photo via wikicommons.

Looking north from the top of the Water Tower, 1871, Chicago

The city begins to rebuild after the fire.

Looking past where Division St. is now, you can see a dark patch which was the old city cemetery. Although most graves would be moved to other parts of the city, including Graceland, bodies are still found whenever construction happens beteen Division and North Avenues.

photo via wikicommons.

Fireboats fighting a burning building at LaSalle St, 1951, Chicago.

Fireboats fighting a burning building at LaSalle St, 1951, Chicago.

Ruins of St. Joseph’s, Chicago at Rush, 1871, Chicago.
I love this photo for the fact that you can see the photographer’s shadow.

Ruins of St. Joseph’s, Chicago at Rush, 1871, Chicago.

I love this photo for the fact that you can see the photographer’s shadow.