|Valerie Dattilo Snyder posted|
State & Madison after the fire of 1871
The fire was not caused by a cow.
Maestro Mulero Actually evidence shows it was fragments from a Meteor shower, because at that precise moment a massive Fire broke out in a town in Wisconsin, witnesses claiming they saw flaming fragments fall from the sky.
Susan Teich Peshtigo, WI
There was another significant fire in 1874.
Scott Hirtenstein From that to "The World's Busiest Corner."
When we moved to Chicago in the 1970s, State Street in the loop was still the main retail strip. Michigan Avenue south of the river was office space and north of the river was commercial or vacant.
|Nelson Herrera posted, 1960|
It wasn't until the Hancock Building and Water Tower Place were built that retail outlets started occupying Michigan Avenue north of the river.
|Valerie Dattilo Snyder commented on above posting.|