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1. Ruins of Chicago Postoffice Ruins of Chicago Postoffice Fires; Post offices Caption: "Ruins of the interior of the Chicago Postoffice after the Great Fire of 1871. By permission of Chicago Historical Society."

2. The Rookery The Rookery Office buildings Caption: "When the great fire of 1871 destroyed the City Hall at the corner of La Salle and Adams streets a temporary building erected on the site was jokingly called " The Rookery." The twelve story building...

3. Chicago River before 1871 Chicago River before 1871 Sailing ships; Shipping Caption: "Looking east from Rush Street bridge in days before the Great Fire, when a forest of masts distinguished the traffic of the Chicago River. Permission of International Harvester Company."

4. Inter-Ocean Building Inter-Ocean Building Newspapers Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Inter-Ocean Building, Madison and Dearborn Sts. [See "Newspapers."]. From text: "In 1861 the late James W. Shehan founded the Morning Post. In 1865...

5. Chicago's reconstruction plan cover Chicago's reconstruction plan cover Book covers Text on cover: "Chicago America's Greatest and Most Attractive City Burned 1871 -- Rebuilt as by Magic--Now Her Reconstruction Plan".

6. Homestead of Robert R. Clark Homestead of Robert R. Clark Houses Caption: "Homestead of the late Robert R. Clark (Built in 1859) Intersection Halsted and Clark Streets, Chicago Courtesy of Mrs. B. A. Squire". The house served as a refuge for many Northside residents...
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