Life Span: ~1860-1871
Location: 121-127 Dearborn, Dearborn Street and Madison Streets
Architect: Otis L. Wheelock
Chicago Tribune, January 16, 1865
SPEED’S BLOCK.—This fine block is located on Dearborn street, and was purchased last summer by Messrs. Hunt, Henning & Speed, of Louisville, Kentucky. It has been largely remodeled throughout, and now in point of convenience and beauty it is not excelled by any business block in the city. Its central location and many conveniences render it extremely suitable for offices, and well worthy the attention of those desiring proper business locations of this character. Alderman Marshall, at 97 Clark street, is agent for the block, and will show those who desire to rent offices therein its claims upon their patronage.
Before Mr. Speed purchased the building in 1864
Speed’s Block was the home of many real estate firms. Otis L. Wheelock was the architect.
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