Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Continental and Commercial Bank Building
D.H. Burnham & Co. ; Graham, Anderson Probst & White, architects
This massive block-long office building was built to house one of Chicago’s leading banks and exemplifies the large commercial buildings that define the distinctive LaSalle Street “canyon.” Architect Daniel Burnham personally supervised its design just before his death in 1912, and the building was completed by his successor firm. Designed in Burnham’s preferred Classical Revival style, the building is detailed with giant columns, pilasters, lion’s heads, rosettes, and other Classical ornament.
Designated on December 12, 2007
Richard M. Daley, Mayor
Erected 2007 by Commission on Chicago Landmarks.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chicago Landmarks marker series.
Location. 41° 52.751′ N, 87° 37.95′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of South LaSalle Street and West Adams Street, on the right when traveling south on South LaSalle Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 South LaSalle Street, Chicago IL 60604, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rookery Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Standard Time System in the United States The Chicago Board of Trade's Statues (about 500 feet away); State Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Dearborn Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Palmer House Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harold Washington (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Sisters of Mercy (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
Also see . . . Chicago Landmarks: Continental and Commercial Bank Building. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
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