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Like the myth O’Leary’s cow started the Great Chicago Fire, historians now doubt the Englewood mansion was built for her — or that she lived there

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The 12-bed, 5 1/2-bath property has original woodwork and coffered ceilings, though the agent, Jose Villaseñor, told Block Club Chicago that the interior would need considerable upgrades. And in a strange twist, given the family’s history, the mansion has what may be the city’s only fire hydrant dedicated to a single home, Villaseñor told realtor.com.

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