Life Span: 1869-1871
Location: La Salle street, bet. Randolph and Washington streets
Chicago Evening Post, May 4, 1869
The new Phœnix building, 90 La Salle street, which has arisen from a more substantial foundation than the fabled bird itself, is now being fitted up in exquisite style, for the occupancy of the Phœnix Insurance Company.
Entering the building, one will be confronted on the first floor by the office of the company, which is a model of beauty and fitness of design and workmanship. The furniture is of black walnut, inlaid and paneled with French walnut of the finest texture and polish. The monogram of the company is in gold on the desks, each of which is surmounted by a gold phœnix, richly and elaborately carved, and the entire appointments are in keeping with the solidity and wealth of the tenant. The “Phœnix,” of Hartford, is one of the most successful of our fire insurance companies. Organized in 1854, with a cash capital of $200,000, its assets now amount to more than $1,500,000, of which more than $200,000 is net surplus, and its stock now sells at a higher premium than that of any other Hartford fire Insurance company—the last quotation of stock being 220. When its financial standing and success are dealings with the insured, the record of the Phœnix is among the proudest, and its fame untarnished. It is ably represented by Henry H. Brown, Esq., who also represents the following excellent companies:
LaSalle and Washington Streets
The Mercantile Building is next door to the Phoenix Building.
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