Posts Tagged ‘Our Lady Of Angels’

An aerial view of the fire at Our Lady of the Angels School at 909 N. Avers Ave. on the West Side of Chicago. The fire was one of the worst in the city's history, claiming the lives of three nuns and 92 of the school's 1,200 pupils. Numerous changes in the city's fire code followed, including mandatory sprinkler systems and alarms linked directly to fire stations. The fire began about 20 minutes before the school was to let out for the day.

December 1, 2013 Marks 55th Anniversary Chicago School Fire

Inadequate building design contributed to the deaths of 92 children and three nuns at Our Lady of... [...]