Iroquois Theatre Fire

Street Address: 
24 W Randoph St.
Chicago, IL

McGibeny, Ruth Thompson. "The Iroquois Theatre Fire." Chicago History. Vol. III, No. 3 (Winter 1974-1975): .
Call No. Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (2nd floor open shelf).

The Iroquois Theatre is known as the deadliest single-building fire in U.S. history. It was caused by an electrical surge that ignited a curtain during a matinee production of the popular musical "Mr. Bluebeard," and took 602 lives, mostly those of women and children.



1903 - 1903

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