Early Chicago Hotels (Postcard History Series)

By: Host, William R.; Portmann, Brooke Ahne

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New paperback book copy of Early Chicago Hotels by William R. Host and Brooke Ahne Portmann. Postcard History Series. From the book cover: Early Chicago Hotels presents more than 200 postcards, inviting the reader to tour the stunning exterior and dazzling interior designs of Chicago's architects. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston SC, 2006. 128 pages, 6.5 x 9.25 inches, 24 cm. Current list price 19.99.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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From their rise in the early 19th century, Chicago's hotels were bustling centers of city life. The Great Fire in October 1871 destroyed all of that. But it also gave the city an opportunity to begin again with a fresh palette of architectural ideas. By the World's Columbian Exposition
of 1893, Chicago had built over 1,400 hotels and lodging houses, establishing it as the nation's prime destination for business, conventions, and tourism. Early Chicago Hotels presents more than 200 postcards, inviting the reader to tour the stunning exterior and dazzling interior designs of Chicago's architects. The city's fi rst-class hotels, resorts, and lesser-known second-class hotels--many of which are long gone--are featured. These early hotels set the stage for the great palace hotels of the 1920s.

Title: Early Chicago Hotels (Postcard History Series)

Author/Composer: Host, William R.; Portmann, Brooke Ahne

Categories: History American Midwest,

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2006-06-12

ISBN Number: 0738540412

ISBN Number 13: 9780738540412

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 011366

Keywords: American History, Nonfiction Books, Postcard History Series, Old Chicago Hotels, Chicago Illinois History, William R Host, Brooke Ahne Portmann, Vintage Postcards, 0738540412, 9780738540412,