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Life Span: 1889-abt 1990
Location: 75 W. Jackson St.
Architect: John M. Van Osdel
HOTEL GRACE, at 75 W. Jackson street, on the southwest corner of S. Clark street, was built in 1889, eight stories and one basement high, on spread foundations. The records of John M. Van Osdel, the architect, show that a story was added in 1890. Van Osdel’s records show the cost of the original building as four cents per cubic foot.
A European hotel, southeast corner of Clark and Jackson streets; 8 stories, 4 stores, 140 rooms, 1 elevator; 120 feet on Jackson, and 50 on Clark, 100 feet high; hotel office upstairs. It was erected in 1887, and cost $200,000. The hotel was known for exquisite meals and a very handsome banquet hall.
The 28-story Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building, built in 1991 occupies the site today.
75 W. Jackson St.
Rand McNally Birdseye View