Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

The Chicago Board of Trade building

image number:

P0021665

description:

This image scanned from page 481 of "The Secrets of Success in Business. Showing Completely and Practically How Business is Done, In The Great Centers, Including Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange, The Chicago Board of Trade..." by G. L. Howe and O. M. Powers. Published by the Metropolitan Publishing Co., Chicago (1883).

This was the first building in Chicago to exceed a height of 300 feet. It was also the first commercial building in Chicago to have electric lighting.

date taken:

1883

accession number:

6095

building name:

Chicago Board of Trade

corporate name:

Chicago Board of Trade

topic:

Art

topic:

Drawings

topic:

Engravings

topic:

Stock exchanges

topic:

Commodity exchanges

city:

Chicago

state:

Illinois

series:

Buildings & Grounds