Oriental Building I
Life Span: 1867-1871
Location: LaSalle Street between Washington and Madison Streets.
Architect: W. W. Boyington
Chicago Evening Post, May 16, 1867
ORIENTAL ELEGANCE.—One of the most elegant business blocks in this or any other city is the Oriental Building, on La Salle street, just west of the Chamber of Commerce. A large room in this building has been secured by Messrs. R. W. Leachand and Charles Tewksbury, who have fitted it up in so luxurious a manner that they feel justified in calling it the “Oriental Billiard Parlor.” To-night for the first time, it will be opened, and the proprietors invite their friends to be present to inspect and to enjoy it. Tewksbury will be remembered for his connection with the “Palace Hall” establishment, at No. 153 Dearborn street, where he became well known and popular among billiard amateurs. The location is a very convenient as well as a very elegant one.
Chicago Evening Post, October 12, 1867
Oriental Building, on La Salle street, for Mr. George E. Walker. Built in the Oriental style, five stories in height, with marble front; size, 75 by 120 feet. Cost, $125,000.
Looking North from La Salle and Washington streets.
The Mercantile Building is on the right.
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