Conway Building, Chicago Title and Trust Company Building
Life Span: 1912-Present
Location: 111 West Washington Street
Architect: D.H.Burnham & Co.
Chicago Tribune, December 22, 1912
New 21 Story Office Building for Loop.
The Conway is to be the of the big office building which the Marshall Field estate is to erect at the corner of Washington and Clark streets, covering the site of the Chicago opera house, at the corner, and the White property on the west. Work on the latter is now in progress, and it probably will be completed by Oct. 1. The work of razing the opera house building probably will follow soon after this, although no definite time has been set.
The completed building, the plan, for have been prepared by D. H. Burnham & Co., will cover a frontage of 197 feet on Washington street and 180 feet on Clark street. It will be twenty-one stories high and will, it is said, be the third largest office building In the city, ranking next to the new Continental and Commercial Bank building and the Insurance Exchange.
In the permit taken out last year its cost was fixed at $2,600.000, but these permit figures are always much below the real cost, which, It is thought, will approximate $3,760,000. The first four stories will be faced with granite, the upper stories with terra cotta matching in color the granite of the lower stories. Dibblee & Manierre will have charge of the building and are now making leases.
Chicago Business and Office Guide, 1922
One of the mast beautiful and substantial of modern office buildings, clear on all sides for light and ventilation. Equipment, service and reputation unsurpassed. Conservative in the selection of tenants.