Washburne Avenue

Washburne Avenue

Washburne Avenue
Alley, Shack Fire 2:8:5
II: Buildings and Grounds
In front of the alley shack where fire killed six people on October 3, 1950, a four-room basement apartment, housing a family of nine. Though the rent ceiling is $22.00, they pay $40.00 a month in rent, and furnish their own heat. The basement floods out several times a year. Exposed electrical wiring.
Fires | Fires--Casualties | Apartment houses | Damage | Children
Mead, Mildred LaDue, 1910-2001
Photographic prints; 19.3 x 24.6 cm
1143 W. Washburne Avenue | Chicago, Illinois
Archival Photographic Files. Addenda. Mildred Mead Photographs
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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