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Honoré Block I
Life Span: 1870-1871
Location: SW corner Dearborn and Adams Streets
Architect: Otis L. Wheelock
Photographer: John Carbutt # 56
The Bigelow House is shown on the left, under construction. It was scheduled to open on 9 Oct 1871, but a decision was made to have a Fire Sale instead.
The block was surmounted by a mansard roof of new and elaborate design, covered with slate. The cornices and dormer windows were entirely of iron and the building was equipped with an Otis patent steam passenger elevator. The building was six stories high.
Charles R. Clark, Photographer