Home Chicago Sun-Times: How the Great Fire Changed Chicago Architecture How the Great Fire changed Chicago architecture; The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 — terrible, costly, deadly — changed the city in myriad ways. And it had a big hand in making Chicago an architectural capital by Lee Bey in the Chicago Sun-Times. Image credit: Chicago Sun-Times with historic image of Rebuilding the Marine Building, located on the northeast corner of Lake and LaSalle Streets, after its destruction during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Photo Courtesy: Chicago History Museum, ICHi-002845; Copelin & Hine, photographer

How the Great Fire changed Chicago architecture; The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 — terrible, costly, deadly — changed the city in myriad ways. And it had a big hand in making Chicago an architectural capital by Lee Bey in the Chicago Sun-Times. Image credit: Chicago Sun-Times with historic image of Rebuilding the Marine Building, located on the northeast corner of Lake and LaSalle Streets, after its destruction during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Photo Courtesy: Chicago History Museum, ICHi-002845; Copelin & Hine, photographer

How the Great Fire changed Chicago architecture; The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 — terrible, costly, deadly — changed the city in myriad ways. And it had a big hand in making Chicago an architectural capital by Lee Bey in the Chicago Sun-Times. Image credit: Chicago Sun-Times with historic image of Rebuilding the Marine Building, located on the northeast corner of Lake and LaSalle Streets, after its destruction during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Photo Courtesy: Chicago History Museum, ICHi-002845; Copelin & Hine, photographer