Frank Leavy - Firehouse No. 107

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According to legend, in 1924 Fireman Frank Leavy had a premonition of his death as he rested with his palm against a windowpane. Sure enough, that very day a wall collapsed during a call, and killed him. His palm print remained on the glass, and no cleanser or glass expert could remove it. It served as a memorial to Frank until exactly 20 years later, when the pane was shattered by a careless paperboy. There are differing reports as to whether the firehouse still stands: Some say it was torn down in 1971, and others say it still stands at 13th and Oakley Streets.

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Geographic Information

13th and Oakley
Chicago, IL
United States

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41.8648317, -87.68353660000002
Cook County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Chicago, IL (2.0 mi.)
Cicero, IL (3.9 mi.)
Oak Park, IL (5.4 mi.)
Berwyn, IL (5.8 mi.)
Stickney, IL (5.9 mi.)
Forest Park, IL (6.8 mi.)
Forest View, IL (6.9 mi.)
River Forest, IL (7.1 mi.)
North Riverside, IL (7.3 mi.)
Riverside, IL (7.5 mi.)


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