Saturday, December 1, 2018
Today Marks the 60th Anniversary of the Our Lady of the Angels Fire in Chicago
A very sad day in Chicago and the whole country.
A fire at this Catholic school resulted in the deaths of 95 people, 92 of them children and 3 were nuns. The school was kindergarten through 8th grade.
If you ever had a fire drill while you were in school, that was a result of this fire.
The ruins of the school were torn down in 1959 and a new Our Lady of Angels School opened by the old one in 1960. But decline in enrollment caused it to close after the class of 1999 graduated.
A Sad Day.