The site of the prelude to the great conflagration and of the place where it all began. These two Landmarks are about ten blocks apart.
- The Great Chicago Fire
- The Web of Memory
- Touring the Fire
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Touring the Fire
Indicated on the map above are fifty-four Landmarks in the Chicago of today that are related to the Great Fire of 1871. Click on any of the Landmarks to see historical images relating to it. The number of images varies.
Below is a list of ten suggested tours of these Landmarks, arranged geographically. Each tour is accompanied by a brief descriptive introduction and a map locating the Landmarks on the tour. While they are arranged in an order that moves roughly south to north, it will be helpful to take a brief look at all the tours to get a sense of how they relate spatially to each other.