Kate McD's Reviews > Chicago Death Trap: The Iroquois Theatre Fire of 1903

Chicago Death Trap by Nat Brandt
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Oct 29, 2007

really liked it
Read in October, 2007

a truly devastating story. 650 people (mostly women and children) were burned, asphyxiated or crushed to death in the fire and ensuing panic at a holiday matinee performance at the Iroqouis Theatre in Chicago. it's the tragedy that lead to reform in building codes and public safety. yup, there's a reason why exit doors must always open outwards and emergency exits must be clearly marked. a good dose of Chicago history, too.

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