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Tenement Housing Explosion and Fire

Address:
813 W 14th Pl
Chicago, IL 60608, US

Category: Housing

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This photograph shows the remains of a tenement building, seen from across the street, after an explosion on February 2, 1917. Several onlookers are standing on the sidewalks across the street from the site. The cause was believed to be a leak in the gas main and approximately twenty-five people died. Throughout Chicago's history, working-class tenement housing was notoriously dangerous.



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