Northbrook furniture store hosts book launch
The main room of Northbrook's Turn the Tables, which will host the author of "The Green Hornet Streetcar Disaster" May 18.
Updated: June 18, 2012 8:10AM
Turn The Tables, a furniture boutique specializing in custom painted furniture and upscale furniture consignment, will host a book launch party to celebrate Craig Cleve’s new book, “The Green Hornet Streetcar Disaster” from 6-8 p.m. May 18.
The book tells the story of Chicago’s worst traffic accident ever, and the worst two-vehicle traffic accident in U.S. history.
From the Amazon.com description: “As rush hour came to a close on the evening of May 25, 1950, one of Chicago’s new fast, colorful, streamlined streetcars — known as a Green Hornet — slammed into a gas truck at State Street and 62nd Place. The gas erupted into flames, poured onto State Street, and quickly engulfed the Hornet, shooting flames 250 feet into the air. More than half of the passengers escaped the fire through the rear window, but 33 others died, trapped in front of the streetcar’s back door, which failed to stay open.”
Turn The Tables is at 1955 Cherry Lane, Northbrook. Contact the store at (847) 272-9966 or at email@example.com