Otis Block I
Life Span: 1866-1871
Location: 162 Madison, SW Corner La Salle and Madison
Architect: T. V. Wadskier
Chicago Tribune, April 6, 1866
LaSalle Street Improvements.—We are glad to be able to add to our reference yesterday, the fact that the contracts for the Great Union Passenger House of the Michigan Southern and Rock Island Railroad Companies have been let, and are certain to realize one of the noblest structures of its class in the country. The buildings to be erected on the corner of Madison and LaSalle are to be built by Messrs. Otis. In the same connection it deserves to be said that the term suites of offices will do better justice to the proportions of the proposed “Mercantile Building” than “mites” of offices as an error of the types made the item read in our last issue.
Chicago Tribune, October 12, 1866
James & L. A. Otis have removed their office to their new block, corner of Madison and LaSalle streets, Room No. 7. Commission men will find some very desirable offices in their building to rent.
Chicago Tribune, November 10, 1866
A brick block of offices, for L. B. & J. Otis, on southwest corner of Madison and LaaSalle streets, five stories, fifty-two by ninety feet, cost $35,000, T. V. Wadskier, architect.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map