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Life Span: 1883-1920
Location: SW Corner of Quincy and LaSalle
Architect: John J. Flanders
224-226 S. LaSalle
224-26 S. LaSalle street, formerly the Farwell Trust building and the Provident building, was at the southwest corner of W. Quincy. John J. Flanders was the architect. This was the first 12-story building in Chicago and was on spread foundations, with one basement. The south and west walls were party walls. Occupying a lot but 38 feet on La Salle by 59 on Quincy Street, is 12 stories and basement, or 175 feet high. It has 2 elevators and 200 occupants, who are of all classes of light business. It cost $275,000 in 1884, and was for awhile the highest office building in Chicago. It is all steel, pressed brick, and stone.
Robinson Fire Map 1886
Volume 1, Plate 1
it was removed in 1920 along with the Gaff Building (1884), the Counselman Building (1884), and Royal Insurance Building (1885) for the Federal Reserve Bank.
Mallers, Gaff & Counselman Buildings (arrow) which were all removed in 1920 and replaced by the Federal Reserve Bank
GAFF building, 1884-1920, was at 230 S. LaSalle street, on the site of the present Federal Reserve Bank building. It was nine stories high, with a high basement, on spread foundations. Stephen V. Shipman was the architect.
COUNSELMAN building, 1884-1920, was at the northwest corner of S. LaSalle and W. Jackson streets on the site of the present Federal Reserve Bank building. It was designed by Burnham & Root, architects, and was nine stories high, with one basement, on spread foundations.