La Salle Hotel

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Vintage Postcard – La Salle Hotel – Chicago

La Salle Hotel

La Salle Hotel        Chicago
Comfortable air-conditioned guest rooms. 15 private dining rooms and ball rooms. The famous Lotus Room for fine food and the 90’s Tap for fun and frolic. On the corner of La Salle and Madison in the center of downtown Chicago.
Photography by John D. Freeman

Published by Freeman Studios, Berrien Springs, Michigan

This lovely card is unsent.

According to Wikipedia, the La Salle “was built between 1908 and 1909. After a major fire in the hotel in June 1946, it was rebuilt at a cost of US$ 2 million and reopened in July 1947; it flourished for 29 more years, until it was demolished in 1976 to make room for office towers.

The fire was a major deal. 61 people died. The Lotus Room opened after the fire renovation in July 1947. I’d date this card in the late 1950s, early 60s.

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