Tallest building in Chicago from 1885 to 1895; the Masonic Temple took over the position when the clock tower was removed for structural problems.
The trading room was 80 feet high, with a floor measuring 161 by 152 feet.
Between demolition of this building and completion of its successor on the same site, the Board of Trade occupied a temporary building at 447-511 South Clark Street which was demolished in 1947 when Congress Parkway was widened.
Designed by the same architect as Chicago's Water Tower, the building featured a tall clock tower which stood for 10 years at the visual terminus of LaSalle Street.
The building stood for 34 years without its tower, until it was demolished for the new Chicago Board of Trade.
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