Tag: Cold Storage Building Fire

July 10, 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition Cold Storage Fire Should be the Origin of “Murphy’s Law”

July 10, 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition Cold Storage Fire Should be the Origin of “Murphy’s Law”
122 years ago today, Chicago experienced the largest loss of fire-fighters in the 19th Century and it happened on the grounds of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park. The building known as the Cold Storage Building was not an exhibit building per se but was more of a vendor building where any exhibitor... Read more »

The July 10, 1893 World's Columbian Expo Cold Storage Fire and its Unknown Victim

The July 10, 1893 World's Columbian Expo Cold Storage Fire and its Unknown Victim
On the afternoon of Monday, July 10, 1893, four Chicago firemen, eight firemen hired by the Columbian Exposition and three civilians lost their lives in a fiery inferno that was the cold storage building. It was the greatest loss of life in the Chicago Fire Department until the Chicago Stockyards fire of December 22, 1910... Read more »

The Columbus Statue and The Cold Storage Building Fire, July 10, 1893 (Article 1 in a series)

The Columbus Statue and The Cold Storage Building Fire, July 10, 1893 (Article 1 in a series)
Series:  Remnants of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago    The third star on Chicago’s City Flag represents the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition which was held in Chicago from May 1, 1893 through October 30, 1893.  When the flag was first designed by Wallace Rice (original member of the infamous Chicago Whitechapel Club) in... Read more »
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