Views taken each day of the building in Gary. The Fire Escape Chute can be seen on the left, I should have hopped in and grabbed an image of the slide in its entirety... next time.
It seems these were used in some hospitals and schools in the 30's and 40's. The following image is of Maxwell school in Nebraska, which was built in 1912.
An ad from a newspaper advertising these speedy fire escapes.
"Those on the slide are whisked to safety"
In this photo "boys
We can end with an image of the Wisconsin School for the Blind, Janesville. Which is where friend Alissa's Grandmother must have spent her youth.