Remembering the Great Chicago Fire on the disaster’s 150th anniversary

Anna Davlantes

Chicago after the fire of 1871, The ‘Great Chicago Fire’ started in the cowbarn at the rear of the Patrick O’Leary cottage at 137 DeKoven Street on Chicago’s West Side at about 9 pm on Sunday 8th October 1871 and finally died down on Tuesday 10th October, United States, 10/10/1871. (Photo by Royal Geographical Society via Getty Images)

Chicago journalist and author Robert Loerzel joins Anna to talk about his incredible piece in Chicago Magazine, “The Great Chicago Fire, As Told By Those Who Lived Through It.”

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Anna Davlantes is a Chicago native, a seven-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who has broken major stories, passionately told small stories and exposed corruption that has prompted major investigations and reform. (Click for more.)