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Merchants Insurance Company building
Merchants Insurance Company building
TitleMerchants Insurance Company building
CreatorBaker, Chicago
DescriptionFrom text: "One of the most stately and beautiful edifices in the United States, is the new building of the Merchants Insurance company of Chicago, on the northwest corner of LaSalle and Washington streets. It is five stories in height, and has a frontage of ninety-six and one-third feet on LaSalle street, and a frontage of one hundred and eleven and a half feet on Washington street. Both the front elevations are built of magnesium limestone, from Athens, of which so many of our best buildings are made.... The style of the architecture is the modified Italian, such variations having been made as are necessary to adapt it to the rigor of our climate."
Date1869
TypePrints
Identifierchicagohandbookf00chic_raw_0106.jp2
Source Pagehttp://www.archive.org/stream/chicagohandbookf00chic#page/104/mode/1up
Link to the Full-Texthttp://hdl.handle.net/10111/UIUCOCA:chicagohandbookf00chic
Physical LocationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Formatimage/jp2
Subject NameMerchants Insurance Company
SubjectOffice buildings
Insurance companies
Coverage-SpatialThe Loop (Chicago, Ill.)
Coverage-Temporal1860-1869
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
RightsImages in this collection were digitized through the University of Illinois Library's participation in the Open Content Alliance and may be used freely. Attribution to the University of Illinois is appreciated. High-resolution images can be downloaded from the Internet Archive at www.archive.org. For further information, contact dcc@library.uiuc.edu.
Sub-CollectionBuildings
Book TitleChicago. A hand book for strangers & tourists to the city of Chicago; containing historical retrospect ... descriptions of the public buildings, churches
CollectionPicture Chicago
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