Building From The Ashes: Looking At Chicago Now And Then
By Sponsor in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 15, 2012 5:00PM
During the 19th century, Chicago grew by leaps and bounds, thanks to the dozens of rail lines that connected there and its ability to connection food producers in the Midwest to the coasts. Of course, the city's defining moment was the Great Fire of 1871, when the infamous fire at Patrick and Catherine O'Leary's barn burned for two days and devastated the city. But Chicago resurrected itself, with its new buildings becoming the first skyscrapers constructed. Take a look at Chicago from the late 19th century compared to today.
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