Bush, Charles
December 2012
History Magazine;Dec2012/Jan2013, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p6
The article discusses the December 30, 1903 fire that killed 602 individuals at the Chicago Iroquois Theater. The article examines how hotels that used noncombustible materials in their construction marketed their buildings as fireproof, despite the fact they were not technically fireproof, and analyzes how the establishment of fire safety regulations in the U.S. were influenced by the aforementioned fire.


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