Old Town and The Great Fire (#3)

Old Town and The Great Fire (#3) (HMW28)

Location: Chicago, IL 60610 Cook County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 54.497', W 87° 38.071'

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On October 7, 1871, the Great Fire of Chicago started on the south side of the city and continued north. As the fire approached Old Town, the bells of St. Michael's Church began to toll. The walls of church survived, but the interior was destroyed. The church bells melted in the intense heat. Much of the Old Town neighborhood was destroyed. As Chicago began to rebuild, wealthy families from the south and west sides of the city began moving into the area. With the neighborhood's population and economic status changing, the area became known as North Town.
HM NumberHMW28
Marker Number3
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 4:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447375 N 4639787
Decimal Degrees41.90828333, -87.63451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 54.497', W 87° 38.071'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 54' 29.82" N, 87° 38' 4.26" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773, 630
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1421 N Wells St, Chicago IL 60610, US
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