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The Morton Building / Hotel Blake

 
 
The Morton Building / Blake Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 13, 2016
1. The Morton Building / Blake Hotel Marker
Inscription.
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of
Historic Places
By the United States
Department of The Interior

 
Location. 41° 52.498′ N, 87° 37.761′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from South Dearborn Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 538 South Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 60605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dearborn Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harold Washington (about 700 feet away); The Donohue Building (about 700 feet away); Rowe Building (about 700 feet away); State Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Chicago Board of Trade's Statues (approx. mile away); Auditorium Building (approx. mile away); Blackstone Hotel (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Regarding The Morton Building / Hotel Blake. Built in 1896 by William Le Baron Jenney and Charles Mundie as the Davis Building, 328 Dearborn is widely believed have been the headquarters of Morton Salt. Indeed "Morton" is inscribed over the door. But Chicago Designslinger points out that the name was carved on the front of
The Morton Building / Hotel Blake image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 13, 2016
2. The Morton Building / Hotel Blake
building when it belonged to "Levi P. Morton, once the Governor of New York and Vice-President of the United States, who bought the Dearborn Street structure in 1909." Today it is part of the Hotel Blake.
 
Also see . . .  Morton Building, Chicago. by: chicago designslinger, Feb. 20, 2015. (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureNotable Buildings
 
The Morton Building / Hotel Blake image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 13, 2016
3. The Morton Building / Hotel Blake
Hotel Blake image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 13, 2016
4. Hotel Blake
Architectural Detail image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 13, 2016
5. Architectural Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 10, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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