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Hotel Somerset

 
 
Hotel Somerset Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2016
1. Hotel Somerset Marker
Inscription.
Hotel Somerset
Built 1889
This property has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Places

 
Location. 41° 52.06′ N, 87° 37.561′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Wabash Avenue and Roosevelt Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1152 South Wabash Ave, Chicago IL 60605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ludington Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aaron Montgomery Ward Gardens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Station Fragments (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Chicago (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fairbanks Morse & Company Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); 910 South Michigan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crane Company Building (approx. ¼ mile away); John A. Logan (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Regarding Hotel Somerset. “The Somerset Hotel is a historic hotel building located at 1152-1154 S. Wabash Ave. in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Built in 1892–93, the hotel was originally owned by physician Frank Stringfield. Architect Jules De Horvath
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By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2016
2. Hotel Somerset Marker
designed the hotel in the Romanesque Revival style. De Horvath's design bore similarities to many other Chicago buildings, most notably the 1888 Virginia Hotel at Ohio and Rush Streets. The Somerset Hotel was a significant part of a hotel and commercial district which formed between the 12th Street station on the South Side Elevated Railroad and Central Station. The hotel changed its name to the Mayer Hotel in 1910; in the 1920s, it again changed its name to the Hotel Roosevelt, which it was called until the 1990s.” — Wikipedia
 
Also see . . .
1. Somerset Hotel, Hotel Meyer, Hotel Roosevelt. (PDF) National Register Form, Daniel Bluestone, 2000 (Submitted on November 23, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Hotel Somerset Fire, Jan 1903. Atlanta Constitution, Jan. 1 1903 at GenDisasters.com (Submitted on November 23, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Hotel Somerset Marker<br>30 Roosevelt Road image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2016
3. Hotel Somerset Marker
30 Roosevelt Road
There are two identical markers one at the Wabash Avenue entrance and this one at the Roosevelt Road entrance.
Hotel Somerset image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2016
4. Hotel Somerset
East Façade
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By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2016
5. Hotel Somerset
South Façade
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6. Hotel Somerset
West Tower
Hotel Sign image. Click for full size.
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7. Hotel Sign
The unreadability of this faded sign reflects the various names the building has born.
Hotel Somerset<br>Architectural Detail image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2016
8. Hotel Somerset
Architectural Detail
Dallas Williams, AIA image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2016
9. Dallas Williams, AIA
Mr. Williams of George E. Kennedy & Associates pointed out the deterioration of the Indiana Limestone by road salt, and remarked that Indiana Limestone in a matching color is hard to find.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 23, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7, 8, 9. submitted on November 25, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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