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LaSalle Building (Empire Building)
Life Span: 1872-1908
Location: Northwest corner of LaSalle and Madison Streets (2 North LaSalle)
Architect: Dixon and Hamilton
Chicago Tribune, October 9, 1872
LA SALLE AND MADISON STREETS, where the Gallup & Hitchcock Building and Major Block are rivals, if not in design, at least in position. Both of the buildings are in the somewhat gloomy, but rich and handsome, Buena Vista stone, and are good types of the class of buildings which we have noticed above. The former is very elaborate, and the Chicagoan who remembers the building formerly occupying the site will scarcely regret the Old Chicago.
Messrs. Gallup & Hitchcock’s Building, LaSalle and Madison Streets.
The Land Owner, April, 1873
Robinson Fire Map, 1886
Volume 3, Plate 3