Saturday, March 26, 2016

Wabash's 1955 Freight House Fire

Glen Miller posted
5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago at the Wabash Railroad Freight House
27 W Roosevelt Road December 26, 1955. photographer unknown
So the person that labeled this picture thinks "freighthouse" is one word. I have struggled with using a compound word vs. using two words for months.

In the following 1938 photo, I left the "demagnify icon" on what I believe is the freight house on fire. I don't know how many freight houses the Wabash had in the Dearborn station area, but we know from the picture's labeling that they had one at 27 W. Roosevelt. In the aerial excerpt, Roosevelt is across the top, Clark is on the left and State is on the right.
1938 Aerial Photo from ILHAP
Update: a shared photo shows some freight houses in the background.

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