This from Austin Lawler:

I came across this great photo on vintage tribune’s Instagram page. Looks like one heck of a fire. Enjoy

historic Chicago fire photo Gotham Industries

from Vintage Tribune on Instagram

Flames and smoke rise from the windows at the Gotham Industries, Inc. plant at 540 N Orleans Street on Feb. 9, 1965. More than 80 employees fled without injury. The company manufactured plastics for the kitchen and other housewares. Dense smoke blocked the Ontario Street entrance and Ohio Street exit to the Kennedy expressway. Ramps were opened in time for evening rush-hour traffic. Photo by Philip Leavitt