Iroquois Theatre Fire Victims Remembered

Those who perished 107 years ago in the Iroquois Theatre fire were remembered last week with a dedication of the commemorative marker identifying the Lorado Taft bronze bas-relief plaque inside the Chicago City Hall lobby. The plaque, entitled the “Iroquois Memorial Tablet,” adorns the north wall of the LaSalle Street entrance of Chicago City Hall and serves as a memorial to those who perished in the December 30, 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire. The commemorative marker was dedicated on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the LaSalle Street entrance of City Hall.

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  1. Dave Plomin

    I seem to recall at the 100th anniversary of the fire the city dedicated a plaque to be put near the original entrance of the theater, which is now the side exits? I wonder whatever became of that one? I think I heard that the managers of the Oriental were a bit uneasy with a sign mentioning a theater fire next to their building? I’m glad that people will finally know what that Taft bronze relief finally means at City hall.

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