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Aerial view looking north, 1925, Chicago.

Aerial view looking north, 1925, Chicago.

Construction at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W Washington, 1965, Chicago.

Construction at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W Washington, 1965, Chicago.

LaSalle Street Canyon, 1952, Chicago.

LaSalle Street Canyon, 1952, Chicago.

The main stairwell at the Benson and Rixon Department Store, 230 S State Street, 1937, Chicago.

Wabash and Adams, 1963, Chicago.

Wabash and Adams, 1963, Chicago.

Entrance to the LaSalle St tunnel, 1893, Chicago.

Entrance to the LaSalle St tunnel, 1893, Chicago.

The Harris Bank Building, 111 W Monroe, 1959, Chicago.

The Harris Bank Building, 111 W Monroe, 1959, Chicago.

Crossing Randolph at Dearborn, 1956, Chicago.

Crossing Randolph at Dearborn, 1956, Chicago.

I recently had the pleasure of taking a private tour of the Palmer House with their Director of PR, Ken Price, the famed hotel’s 29-year-resident historian.

Ken not only is a wealth of knowledge on the Palmer House, which has the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating hotel in the United States, but he also knows virtually EVERYTHING about Chicago history. Ken’s enthusiasm is infectious.

Included in the tour was the Palmer House History Museum, housing artifacts and memorabilia, some dating back 180 years to the birth of our city. 

I was also given unfettered access to areas not often visited by the general public, including The Empire Room, the Honore Ballroom, the Red Lacquer Room and the kitchens.

The good news is that you too can take this tour through a special luncheon offered at the hotel called, History is Hott!!. It is offered Tuesday through Saturday from 12:30pm to 2:15pm. 

For more information, please visit: http://palmerhousehiltonhotel.com/events/history-is-hott/

I highly recommend a visit with Ken!

I recently had the pleasure of taking a private tour of the Palmer House with their Director of PR, Ken Price, the famed hotel’s 29-year-resident historian.

Ken not only is a wealth of knowledge on the Palmer House, which has the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating hotel in the United States, but he also knows virtually EVERYTHING about Chicago history. Ken’s enthusiasm is infectious.

Included in the tour was the Palmer House History Museum, housing artifacts and memorabilia, some dating back 180 years to the birth of our city.

I was also given unfettered access to areas not often visited by the general public, including The Empire Room, the Honore Ballroom, the Red Lacquer Room and the kitchens.

The good news is that you too can take this tour through a special luncheon offered at the hotel called, History is Hott!!. It is offered Tuesday through Saturday from 12:30pm to 2:15pm.

For more information, please visit: http://palmerhousehiltonhotel.com/events/history-is-hott/

I highly recommend a visit with Ken!

Looking north on Clark from Washington, 1955, Chicago.

Looking north on Clark from Washington, 1955, Chicago.

City Hall, LaSalle and Washington, 1870, Chicago.

City Hall, LaSalle and Washington, 1870, Chicago.

Looking south on LaSalle from S Water St (now Wacker), 1897, Chicago.

Looking south on LaSalle from S Water St (now Wacker), 1897, Chicago.

LaSalle Street Station, 1963, Chicago. Bruce Davidson

LaSalle Street Station, 1963, Chicago. Bruce Davidson

Looking north from Wabash and Randolph 1962, Chicago. Lee Balterman 
(Thanks Floyd!)

Looking north from Wabash and Randolph 1962, Chicago. Lee Balterman

(Thanks Floyd!)
Untitled, 1957, Chicago. Vivian Maier

Untitled, 1957, Chicago. Vivian Maier