London Guarantee Building, Chicago

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The London Guarantee Building or London Guaranty & Accident Building is a historic 1923 commercial skyscraper whose primary occupant since 2016 is the LondonHouse Chicago Hotel Formerly known as the Stone Container Building, it is located near the Loop in Chicago, and is one of four 1920s skyscrapers that surround the Michigan Avenue Bridge (the others are the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower and 333 North Michigan Avenue) and is a contributing property to the Michigan–Wacker Historic District. It stands on part of the former site of Fort Dearborn and the building was designated a Chicago Landmark on April 16, 1996.
The London Guarantee & Accident Building was designed by Chicago architect Alfred S. Alschuler and completed in 1923 for the London Guarantee & Accident Company, an insurance firm that was then its principal occupant. The top of the building resembles the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens, but it is supposedly modelled after the Stockholm Stadshus. It is located in the Michigan–Wacker Historic District. The building stands on the property formerly occupied by the Hoyt Building from 1872 until 1921. The LondonHouse name is an homage to the first owner of the 1923 Beaux Arts tower: the London Guaranty & Accident Co., an insurance company.
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  • Quick two-night trip to Chicago for April baseball. Decided to try the London House and was not disappointed. Very friendly and accommodating staff. My junior vista suite was just the right size and I...  more »
  • I’ve been to London House a couple times now, and wether its for drinks and food up on their beautiful roof top, or a stay in the luxurious hotel. London House is 100% somewhere you need to experience...  more »

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