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The Great Chicago Fire 1871

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S: Multigenre

BC: Amy Hedrick Multi-genre project Children of the Fire

FC: ("Site of the Origin of the Chicago Fire of 1871") | The Great Chicago Fire of 1871

1: The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 The fire began on Sunday, October 8, 1871 around 8:30pm and burned until early Tuesday, October 11, 1871. It started in a shed and burned about four miles square due to dry and windy conditions. Families were separated, lives and homes were lost and the city of Chicago changed forever.

2: Chicago | Limestone Water Tower designed by W.W. Boyington in 1867. One of the only surviving landmarks from the fire. | LaSalle and Washington Street | Even in the heart of the city, there were unpaved roads and and boards for sidewalks. | ire/intro | (Smith)

3: St. James Episcopal Church The first Episcopal church in Chicago. The fire destroyed everything except the tower. | Pre-Fire | East side of Chicago

4: This map comes from H.A. Masham's article that appeared in Papers and Illinois History and Transactions on October 8-10, 1871. It traces the route of the fire through the city. (Smith)

6: (Smith)

7: Of the 300,000 living in Chicago, 200-300 lives were lost and over 90,000 became homeless. About four square miles was burned resulting in $222 million dollars in property damage-about 1/3 of the city's value.

8: Chicago | The courthouse | (Smith)

9: Post-Fire | Trinity Church | Union Depot

11: Within days of the fire, Chicago was up and running. The men of the city with their wives and children rallied together to rebuild Chicago to better than it was before the fire. | (Smith)

12: Works Cited "Site of the Origin of the Chicago Fire of 1871." Essential Architecture. Web. 25 Apr 2010. . Smith, Carl. The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. Web. 25 Apr 2010. .

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  • Title: The Great Chicago Fire 1871
  • Multigenre Project for the Historical Fiction Novel, Children of the Fire.
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  • Started: about 8 years ago
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