Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Although many barriers between Chicagoans went up in smoke in the Great Chicago Fire, the rebuilding process reinforced class distinctions and inspired an influx of new residents, Curious City reports.

 
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