Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Marshall & Fox, architects
Erected 1998 by Commission of Chicago Landmarks.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chicago Landmarks marker series.
Location. 41° 52.393′ N, 87° 37.484′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on East Balboa Avenue near South Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 66 East Balboa Avenue, Chicago IL 60605, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crane Company Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Auditorium Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); 910 South Michigan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fairbanks Morse & Company Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Donohue Building Rowe Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Harold Washington (approx. 0.3 miles away); Aaron Montgomery Ward Gardens (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the left side of the hotel entrance.
Also see . . .
1. Historical Timeline -- Renaissance Blackstone Hotel. 1920 – An Associated Press reporter dubs Suite 915 the “smoke filled room” when Republican leaders and party power brokers meet secretly in this room and nominate Warren G. Harding as their party’s candidate for president
1931 – Charles “Lucky” Luciano hosts the first-ever Crime Convention in the Crystal Ballroom of the Blackstone. The event was hosted with the intent of establishing a board of directors for his “National Crime Syndicate” (Submitted on May 3, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. The Blackstone Hotel (Sheridan-Blackstone, 1950-71). National Register Inventory Form. (Submitted on November 20, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on November 28, 2016.