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Life Span: TBD-1871
Location: SW corner of Randolph and Wells streets
Architect: W. W. Boyington
Guide to the City of Chicago, T. Ellwood Zell & Co., 1868
This popular house has recently been altered and greatly improved in all its internal arrangements. It has about two hundred and fifty rooms, fitted up with a view to comfort as well as elegance. The traveller who may be so fortunate as to select this house during his stay in the city will find its kind and courteous proprietor, Mr. C. W. Baldwin, ever ready and anxious to contribute to the comfort of his guests. The Metropolitan is situated on the southwest corner of Randolph and Wells streets, near the business centre of the city.