Six buildings that survived the ‘Great Chicago Fire’

John Landecker

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 Tribune data journalist Kori Rumore joins John Landecker to look at six buildings that were in the path of the 1871 fire that managed to survive the flames and stand as subtle monuments to Chicago.

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