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Honoré Block, 1870–1871. Chicago History Museum, ICHi-51134.

This block was once known as the Honoré Block.

The first Honoré Block was destroyed in the Great Fire. The second Honoré “was a massive pile [of] Venetian Renaissance…This was one of the premier Chicago business blocks of the immediate post-Fire years.” Robert Bruegmann, Architects and the City

© 2012 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation