Continental and Commercial National Bank
The twenty-one story building (1911-14) served as the home to the Continental and Commercial National Bank, which grew to become one of the most influential banks in the nation at the time when Chicago's banks proved integral to the nation's economy. The massive bank also comprised one entire city block, an imposing stricture to match its economic influence. As well, the building is one of the last buildings designed by famed architect Daniel Burnham.
Backstory and Context
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Tess, John M. "Nomination Form: Continental and Commercial National Bank." National Register of Historic archive.org. July 6, 2006.
Continental Bank Building (est. 1915): Picture located at https://www.urbanremainschicago.com/news-and-events/2018/02/20/burnhams-last-architectural-commission-is-just-a-standing-shell-of-its-former-self-the-continental-bank-building/
Continental and Commercial Bank Building, 2010: Picture via Flickr.com, via Teemu008. https://www.flickr.com/photos/teemu08/6039061228