Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Continental and Commercial Bank Building
D.H. Burnham & Co. ; Graham, Anderson Probst & White, architects
— 1914 —
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the Illinois, Chicago Landmarks Commission series list.
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 Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 South LaSalle Street, Chicago IL 60604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Chicago Board of Trade's Statues (about 500 feet away); First Jewish House of Worship (about 700 feet away); Brooks Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); State Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Dearborn Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Third Church Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
Also see . . . Chicago Landmarks: Continental and Commercial Bank Building. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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