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Corner of State and Madison After the Fire, 1871

Within a year, most visible traces of the destruction were gone, and Chicago expanded and improved as it was resurrected. This image shows how daunting the task was and how quickly the city set about rebuilding.

Photographer: Unknown
Source: Chicago Historical Society (ICHi-02811) 

http://encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/6338.html

Corner of State and Madison After the Fire, 1871

Within a year, most visible traces of the destruction were gone, and Chicago expanded and improved as it was resurrected. This image shows how daunting the task was and how quickly the city set about rebuilding.

Photographer: Unknown
Source: Chicago Historical Society (ICHi-02811)

http://encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/6338.html