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. Touch 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); John A. Logan (approx. 0.2 miles away); 910 South Michigan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fairbanks Morse & Company Building (approx. The Donohue Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Rowe Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The Morton Building / Hotel Blake (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on November 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 3, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.