Casefile Clues

28 November 2012

Chicago Fire Map From 1871

There's a really interesting map in the American Memory Collection at the Library of Congress showing the region of the city consumed by the Great Fire.

part of 1871 map showing Chicago, Illinois impacted by the Great Fire

The image above shows part of the southern region of the city that was involved in the fire.

The map can be directly linked to here.

Bibliographic information:

City of Chicago.
Watson, Gaylord.

OTHER TITLES
Chicago, as it is, showing the burnt district
CREATED/PUBLISHED
[New York] : Gaylord Watson, 1871.
NOTES
From: Goodspeed's History of the great fires, New York, 1871

The map is a part of the American Memory Collection at the Library of Congress.