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Lectures in History: Chicago History & Architecture

The Home Insurance Building, Chicago's first

The Home Insurance Building, Chicago's first "skyscraper"

Chicago
Saturday, February 15, 2014

DePaul University professor Paul Jaskot looks at the history of Chicago, from the first Native American settlements in the area to the beginning of the Cold War. Professor Jaskot traces the intertwined architectural, political and economic developments of the city. He talks about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the building of the first steel-framed skyscrapers in the 1880s, and the successful reversing of the Chicago River’s flow at the turn of the 20th century. 

Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:28am (ET)

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