Why did Chicago rebuild after the Chicago fire?
Perhaps because a four square mile park built on ashes and rubble in the center of the city seemed to be a poor Real Estate investment at the time. It is also an American tradition when given Lemons to make Lemonade. It was a chance to make a new start while correcting the errors of the past decades of urban planning.
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Answer \nThe Chicago Historical Society has an extensive collection. I would assume that would be your best shot. Other than that, the Chicago Tribune may have archived records.
Conditions were perfect for a fire. The land was dry. On the sameday as the Peshtago Fire in Wisconsin that burned a large amount ofWisconsin, Chicago too had a fire. Four square miles of the citywas destroyed and as many as three hundred people lost their lives.
No one really knows what started the fire. There are lots oflegends about how it got started. The most popular one is Mrs.O'Leary's cow kicked over the lantern and got on the hay. Mrs.O'Leary claims that she had no lantern in the barn that night.
Chicago, Illinois is located just west of the southern tip of LakeMichigan. Also, it is located on the northeastern border ofIllinois and the northwestern corner of Indiana.
Near the O'Leary barn in the alley behind 137 DeKoven Street, but it was not started by a cow kicking over a lantern.
After the fire, the people of Chicago started a frantic rebuilding process. The city grew so fast that space became very limited. An architect named William Le Baron Jenney then came up with the idea to "build upwards instead of outwards". He designed the first skyscraper- the Home Insurance Build…ing. It was completed in 1885. At the time, the ten-story building was considered a triumph of engineering, and soon Chicago was full of the new structures. And from there they spread to other cities. So not only did the fire modernize Chicago, but the world also.. Hope that helps. I like skyscrapers and cities alot so I research them every chance I get! :) (MORE)
No one really knows who started the fire,but i heard that mrs.ol'eary started it by lighting a lantern & a cow knocked it over.
Probably Rudolph Valentino who was Paramount's biggest star. The Chicago Theater was part of the Paramount franchise.
The origin of the fire remains unknown, but the story about theO'Leary cow kicking over a lantern has been discounted.
Check out this site: . http:/www.chicagohs.org/fire . Try making this a link or give a little better answer .
It took over 13 years to rebuild the city of Chicago after theGreat Fire of 1871. This was due to lack of money and skilledbuilders.
The true cause of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 is not known. Folklore of the time said the fire was started in the barn of Mrs. Patrick O'Leary when her cow kicked over a lantern. A reporter, Michael Ahern, first reported this, however recanted his statement about Mrs. O'Leary's cow being the caus…e of the fire. Many people believe Mrs. O'Leary was a scapegoat because of her Irish Catholic heritage. Other theories include that the fire was started by Daniel "Pegleg" Sullivan, a drunkard, who was one of the first to report the fire. Another theory is the fire was started by Louis M. Cohn during a game of craps. It is also rumored to be that Mr. Cohn confessed to starting the fire. (MORE)
Nobody knows for sure the answer to this question. The fire began in or near a barn on DeKoven St. belonging to Mrs. Catherine O'Leary. There is a colorful legend that persists to this day, that the fire was started by a cow, belonging to Mrs. O'Leary, kicking over a lantern. While Mrs. O'Leary, an…d presumably her cow as well, were real, the story was published because it simply made a good story. This is one of many examples of the Yellow Journalism of the period, and apparently, Mrs. O'Leary spent the rest of her days unhappily in the public eye, blamed for the huge fire until the end of her life. (MORE)
A human resource lady told me they went through the first 1000 in '07 and are working on the next 1000 in '08 That lady is the one pulling the numners that were supposed to be a call nunber a number to identify you not your call number. Its really sad that even if through a mircale your called by …that number you probally wont be the right age to enter the fire training because unless your in the academy before your 37 birthday you will not be allowed in according to human resources. Its a big joke and the biggest waste of time waiting for nothing to happen. I wonder how many chiefs kids and other personal kids are in and out of the training and this lottery for numbers never was ever goinig to happen. I'm like 7000 something so that means with an avg of 1000 pulls a year i wouldn't get called for atleast 7 years what a joke. I will be over the age to get in and off in to something else. This like all jobs of this nature are a political and clout based hiring no matter what is ever done or what the unions try to do or what ever any of them say its all just one big scam after another. I payed for my application remember that scam. Thousand of dollars collected and thousands of guys who want the job and can do it will never be even callled un less your on the other list. I tried to be positive and was a beliver in the lies of city hall about the number lottery and how all people who did apply would be called, a shortage they said and a high turn over in the process will move things along was all lies and bull even the high powered union cant do anything. There are two lists one for the in's and one for the minorties so if your not on either then either your young enough to keep trying. I suggest to work somewhere else in another field sure keep trying and if your not on one of the lists i mentioned above your wasting your time and money. The city fire department hiring is about money for a app and for the in;s and minorities. Call the HR dept there they have all the answers to your questions and you get off the phone and be sick. I saw in the suntimes about the retest for vets what a joke how are they gonna be called? this a number i thought how can there number be any lower? It all bull politics and a worthless thankless job that normal guys and gals with any education would never even want anyways. Its a pipe dream if your not on the 2 lists remember in this city is not what you know but who you know or what your race is. Go to any fire house and look at the ****heads there they don't want the job and most arent even there most times they have clout or are the right race to get in its bull. Gone are the days of trying to get in and getting your dream the citys broke and with a number of firehouses closing and guys off hurt lawsuits and alike im sure in our life time it will be privatised by the city bugget master and chief to save money. Get a degree move on or clout or change your race and you might have a shot. The governor had it right to sell to the highest bidder why not is good ole fashion Chicago way style hiring never will change or ever will. It makes me sick for my kids and the city to know that the rules don't apply to all just a few. Look who's in charge in the top spots its not about what they know but who they know. Go to a fire house and look at the new guys they have a smirk and a gait when they walk or the old timers who cant wait to get out and retire. Forget the fire dept as a career unless you in with the ins or have a race card to play. 2.>Easy for you to say, you must not be a minority because if you were you would know that the only reason the scoring system for the 2005 test was designed the way it was, is to keep minorities out. Not giving you an official score you have no way of disputing how someone else got in before you, or how you got weeded out. Pay attention because I aced the exam, I do not believe that their was one question on their I didn't know the answer to, and I fully completed it. So, where would that put me on the list? Number one, that's right or in the top 100 of the others who aced the exam. However my number just so happens to be not far from yours the mid 6,000's and nobody has contacted me. Further more my dad is a Chief! To get a few other numbers and facts straight my cousin's so called random number is about 1600 and they just contacted him in December of 2009. According to they did the next 1000 in 2008 and 1000 per year, that means when they contacted my cousin they should have been well past 3000, which would mean he had been skipped for a while, and he is a minority. So, since my number is lower than yours lets keep it fair you let me know right here when they contact you and I will let you know if I am still waiting! Their is only one list its just a matter of who is called on that list 1st and based on what you said, buddy it ain't the minorities, it may the sons of chiefs but not the sons of minority chiefs. The same race of people are still being called first nothing has changed so good luck, cause you have a better chance than I have. I mean it outside of all that was said here. We know what the scam was, the scoring system 3. my father is a chief and yet mine and my 2 other brothers names have yet to get called. maybe its cause were hispanic lol 4. "In the test given in 1995, we grouped applicants for further testing based on their written exam score. The new written exam will be pass/fail. All applicants who pass the written exam will be processed for further testing on a random basis. Those who pass all phases of testing will have an opportunity to attend the Fire Academy. An even more important change comes in the frequency of testing. Let me assure you....the Chicago Fire Department is committed to never allowing a decade to go by between tests to join this department. Never again. That is why our goal is to test for the position of Firefighter/EMT every three years. This examination and future examinations will secure the future of this department. In order to move forward we need to constantly bring in fresh faces...diverse people...and new ideas." pass or fail?? wow that's so racist......... (MORE)
There was a three week drought when a barn fire started. It waswindy that night and the fire department was exhausted from a firethe day before so they were slow to respond. By the time they gotthere, it was to late. they could not control the fire.
Go to the Navy Pier. Or ifyour there during the summertime go to the Taste of Chicago. MILLENIUM PARK! There's also a lot of nice restuaunts. I know a Latin resturaunt called Carnivale. Good food! Swim in Lake Michigan, or you can go to the Navy Pier and take a cruise on Lake Michigan. Shedd Aquariu…m...baseball games. There's lots of stuff (MORE)
In the Chicago fire there was destruction in properties and belongings but it did not affect it's geography. The geography of a place or a location doesn't change until a mass destruction happens, like volcano eruptions, earthquakes, etc,. . .
It depends on what you mean by "recover." In some ways it was vastly better than before the fire within 2-3 years. It was probably closer to 10 years before the vast majority of lots were rebuilt, though.
The Urban Legend blames it on a lantern being kicked over by Mrs. O'Leary's cow. That remains a mystery, but Catherine O'Leary's cow was not guilty. That was a bit of creative writing which the reporter added as good copy.
Which architect helped the city of Chicago rebuild after the fire and is known for using the idea that a building's function should influence its design?
Louis Sullivan is responsible for the rebuilding of Chicago. Hisworks can be found in many different cities, including St. Louisand New York.
the great Chicago fire was first started on a Sunday evening between 9 and 10 on october 8 1871.
They say that a cow kicked a lantern in a barn owned by Patrick and Catherine O'Leary on 138 DeKoven Street on October 8, 1871 around 9:00 p.m.
It began on Sunday 8 October 1871 and was put out on Tuesday 10 October 1871.
The Great Chicago fire was one of the U.S.A's largest disasters. It killed hundreds, and destroyed about four square miles of Chicago.
The great fire of Chicago started at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 8 and burned from Sunday, October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871. The fire started in the barn of of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick and Catherine O'Leary. It has always been believed that her cow kicked over a lantern, but that has …been questioned. (MORE)
Tom Joyner back on the air in Chicago? A Chicago Radio News Site is reporting that Tom Joyner will soon be heard on V103's competitor, Soul 106.3. http://www.chitownradio.com/messages/4907.html I had a 30 and over club card that was stolen with my purse. How do I go about getting another? Thank You… Terri A. Tate email@example.com (MORE)
The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagaration that burned SundayOctober 10, 1871. It killed hundreds and destroyed about foursquare mile in Chicago,Illinois. On the Municipal Flag of theChicago, the second star commemorates the fire. People proclaimedthat a cow that started the fire. But that isn't to…tally true. . It began on Sunday, 8 October 1871. . It destroyed about 4 square miles of the city. . It began at or near 137 DeKoven Street. . It was not started by Catherine O'Leary's cow. . The Chicago Water Tower survived the blaze. . It destroyed 17,500 building. . It left 100,000 people homeless. . Between 200 and 300 people were killed and 125 bodies wererecovered. . The Chicago Fire Academy is now located where the firebegan. . Within six weeks, 212 new brick and stone structures were underconstruction. (MORE)
There are a couple of songs about it. The popular children's version... . Late one night, when we were all in bed, Old Mother Leary left a lantern in the shed; And when the cow kicked it over, she winked her eye and said, "There'll be a hot time in the old town, tonight." . ...is a parody of … "A Hot Time in the Old Town" , an American ragtime song composed in 1896 by Theodore August Metz. Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame also wrote a song called "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow", which is also know as "Fire". (MORE)
It was the biggest fire in the history of Chicago history. The same day was the Peshtigo Fire, which that is in Wisconsin.
Visit the Willis (formerly the Sears) tower, or the John Hancock building. Go to Milenium Park. Shop at one of the many many wonderful places to shop. Go to a sporting event such as: the Blackhawks, Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, or Bears. Go to a concert.
more people could have embraced the fire by keeping old fire grenade's with you used to put out fires you would take it and throw it at the fire and the mix of chemicals would have put the fire out instantly that is what they had used before they had made fire extinguisher
As legend insists, a cow in a barn kicked over a lantern, but whenyou do further research you will find that to this very day, no oneknows exactly what started it.
Sometime around 9:00 PM on October 8, 1871 in or near a barn at 137 DeKoven Street.
Strangely it motivated the city and set it on a new course of development, modernization and innovation.
After two days, rain began to fall. On the morning of October 10, 1871, the fire died out leaving complete devastation in the heart of the city.
That remains a mystery, but Catherine O'Leary's cow was not guilty. That was a bit of creative writing which the reporter added as good copy.
The cause of the fire remains unknown, but the story about Catherine O'Leary's cow was creative writing by a reporter.
So great because so many people became homeless, or even died. Thefire got big quickly because the buildings were made of wood, so itwas way more flammable. But the greatest part was that Chicago was rebuilt into a worldclass city. It became home to the skyscraper and a beautifulwaterfront.
Chicago spent the next twenty years doing rebuilding. There werejobs and opportunities for people in Chicago.
The cause of the Great Chicago Fire remains unknown, but is was not started by Catherine O'Leary's cow.
The Great Chicago Fire often blamed on a cow kicking over alantern began on October 8, 1871.
The origin of the 1871 Chicago Fire remains unknoown even today. The traditional answer is that Catherine O'Leary's cow kicked over a lantern, but that was only a reporter's yarn that lacks credibility.
Here are some things to do in Chicago . Go to water tower place and Michigan Ave. . Go to Navy Pier . Go to the sears tower . Go to a play (Wicked, Mary Poppins, etc.) . Have tons of food!!!!
At the time of the Great Chicago Fire (1871), there was no Macy's in Chicago. Macy's acquired Marshall Field & Company in August of 2005.
What architect helped the city of Chicago rebuild after the fire and is known for using the idea that a building's function should influence its design?
Louis Sullivan is responsible for the rebuilding of Chicago. Hisworks can be found in many different cities, including St. Louisand New York.
There was three weeks of dry weather. Conditions were right for anylittle spark to start a fire. Any lit cigarette, or unattended firecould have been the cause of the Chicago Fire.
The 300 people that died and the 100,000 that were made homelesswere involved with the Chicago Fire. Joseph Medill became the newmayor.
There was no public library in Chicago when the 1871 fire happened.After the fire, the city of London donated 8,000 books. The ChicagoPublic Library opened in 1873.
The Chicago fire killed 300 people and left 100,000 homeless. Theruins were built over. A building boom began. The city plannerscame up with building codes to make the city safer. Buildings ofbrick and stone replaced the wood. Skyscrapers were built. And in20 years the city was ready to show the wor…ld how great it hadbecome. (MORE)
The Chicago Fire Department is located within the Department of Emergency Services in Chicago, Illinois. Many brave firefighters work for this department.