Essay On Chicago Fire

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The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was one of the greatest catastrophes in the history of the United States history. The holocaust burned from Sunday, October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871. Within hours the great city of Chicago was destroyed. Before the fire broke out on Sunday night, October 8, there had been a drought causing everything to be dry and extremely flammable. The city of Chicago was so flammable because almost the entire city was made out of wood. Even buildings that claimed to be fire proof were destroyed. The fire killed hundreds of people and destroyed almost the entire city. Even though the fire was one of the largest disasters in U.S history, Chicago reborn from the ashes and build again making the city one of the most …show more content…

‘’The responsible for much of the reconstruction were the architects of the Chicago School; some of the most prominent architects were L. Henry Sullivan and William LeBaron Jenney. These architects considered almost visionaries applied to architecture engineering principles and managed to raise the first skyscraper replacing the traditional wooden structures and brick by frames of cement.’’ After the fire a larger Chicago emerged. Today, Chicago is a culturally diverse and dynamic city, and an international center for business and leisure due in part to the availability of the city through transportation. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was a terrible disaster in U.S history that affected many people. It destroyed the entire city of Chicago leaving a mark on the lives of its people will never forget. The reason of the fire remains unknown but could have been prevented if the city had had better structures. But what is known for sure is that the fire could have been prevented if they had not made so many mistakes. As a result of the fire, Chicago was rebuild and now is one of the most prosperous and important cities of the United

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