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Royal Insurance Building

Identification

Royal Insurance Building
138628

Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
spread foundation
neo-classicism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The first building in Chicago to reach 13 stories (and the second with 12), the Royal Insurance was built with its side adjoining the Mallers Building, the first 12-story building in the city.
  • The interior was reputed to be one of the wonders of its day, with a balustraded courtyard providing light to the offices.
  • Located midblock between LaSalle and Wells, the building ran through the block from Jackson Boulevard on the south to Quincy on the north.
  • The site is presently occupied by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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Location

170 West Jackson Boulevard
169 West Quincy Street
170 West Jackson Boulevard
60604
Loop
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

150.68 ft
13
1885
1920
5

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