Saturday, January 16, 2016

January 16, 1945 -- General Clark Hotel Fire


January 16, 1945 -- In one of the worst fires to hit Chicago in a quarter-century 14 people are killed and 8 injured in a fire at the General Clark Hotel, 217 N. Clark Street. The night manager of the hotel said that 76 people were registered when the fire started just after midnight. It was brought under control three hours later, after 3 people had jumped into firemen's nets and a dozen others were rescued by ladders.

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