Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Blackstone Hotel

The Blackstone Hotel designed by Benjamin Marshall of Marshall & Fox c. 1909 on South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Click HERE and HERE for more on the Blackstone Hotel. Click HERE to see the hotel on google street view.

Photos from Architect's & Builders' Magazine, 1910.


Anonymous said...

If my Barber Shop was as such, I'd be there every week for a cut and a shave.

archibuff said...

Someone beat me to the barbershop comment. That is one fine looking establishment. From the Hotel website it appears the interiors are very contemporary.

Anonymous said...

The removal of the upper parapet, cornices and elaborate mansard roof detailing is unfortunate. The plain "new" roof parapet with light posts looks silly at best.

Karena said...


There is something so wonderful about grand old hotels. One of my favorites is The Del Coronado in San Diego.

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The Down East Dilettante said...

Oh, I so want to have my next haircut and shave in that Pompeian fantasy of a barbershop

(hell, who am I kidding? I'd settle to find a barbershop that still does an old fashioned shave)