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The Great Chicago Fire of 1871-2

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871-2


"a perfect place for anything and anyone to get In October 1871:
anywhere" Chicago has a hot-summer humid continental type of
climate with hot and humid summers and cold winters.
These buildings were among the few within the fire zone that survived:
-St. Michael's Church, Old Town It lies in northeastern Illinois, on the southwestern
shores of Lake Michigan in the Great Lakes region
-Chicago Water Tower and Chicago Avenue Pumping Station and is part of the Midwestern United States. Lake
-St. Ignatius College (now St. Ignatius College Prep, on Roosevelt)
Michigan moderates the climate of Chicago with
-Holy Family Church cooler summers and warmer winters compared to

Present well-known places Nearby Cities other places in Illinois.
Shedd Aquarium /Navy Pier 81 miles to Milwaukee
WI 123 miles to Madison Chicago is amongst the top ten safest cities in the
Milenium Park WI 139 miles to Fort Wayne, IN United States with few incidences of tornadoes,
The Art Institute of Chicago 164 miles to Indianapolis, IN
210 miles to Toledo, OH floods, wildfires or earthquakes.
Adler Planeterium 238 miles to Detroit, MI Snowstorms rarely occur in the winter, but a single
Lincoln Park Zoo 240 miles to Windsor, Canada day of 10" (254mm) of snow occurs once in a few
Museum of Science and Industry 249 miles to Cincinnati, OH
The Field Museum /Wrigley Field 261 miles to Saint Louis, MO years.

Grant Park
Cloud Gate
Magnificient Mile
Skydeck Chicago
Buckingham Fountain
Chicago Botanic Garden/Chicago History Museum
Chicago Water Tower



Street railways, walking, horse-drawn omnibus, walking
First it was cable cars and than electric trolley cars

Eventually Chicago built elevated railways - The Loop
was the first elevated railways.

After the fire Omnibus

First Street Railway How the Great Fire of 1871 Actually Benefitted Chicago Video: 1871 ALEX CANNELL, JACQUELYN DONNAWELL, GUADALUPE PANTOJA, JANET PEREZ


Setting Plaque commemorating the site of the O’Leary’s Lake Michigan
barn at the Chicago Fire Academy Some of the debris from the fire
The fire started in the city of Chicago on was pushed into Lake Michigan
October 8th in the barn of Patrick and which created what is now known
Catherine O'Leary. The fire lasted until as Grant Park.
October 10th, 1871.
Chicago River
Probable Causes Branches of the chicago River that
split the city into North, South,
-Dry Weather and East. Chicago contained a
-Abundance of wooden street, building, port on the Southewestern end of
and sidewalks the lake.

Destruction & Casualties Railroads

The fire spread from north to east and Railroad's paralled the Chicago
destroyed 17,500 buildings as well as 73 River and canal. These 10
miles of street. The fire also destroyed railroads faciliatated transfers of
Waterworks which was the city's main goods which became known as
water supply. The fire caused an the wholesale trade of Chicago.
estimated damage of $200 million. There Chicago became known as the
were about 300 casualties as well as hub of transcontinental trade.
100,000 people left without shelter.
The Aftermath
This logo marks the exact spot the fire started
-After the fire, Chicago experienced an
increase in looting, lawlessness, and new Map of the timeline of
building laws. the Great Chicago Fire of 1871

-The Chicago fire Academy was built O'Leary's house located at Picture of Chicago Fire Academy, located at 558
where the O'Leary farm once was. 137 DeKoven Street West De Koven Street. This was previously

-The fire caused the "Great Rebuilding" of the location of The O’Leary’s barn where the fire
Chicago which brought in an influx of was started (formally 137 West De Koven
European immigrants. Street)

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