Chicago’s Wooden Alley

Photo Credit: Emmanuel Camarillo

Before the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the city’s streets were made with wood. And certain pockets of the city still pay homage to these wooden roads.

Story Credit: Emmanuel Camarillo

*Special Note: This story was written and produced in summer 2018. Russell Lewis retired from the Chicago History Museum in March 2019 and died later that year.

Music Credit: “As I Figure” by Kevin MacLeod

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