1950 Chicago Illinois Palmer House Hotel Vintage Postcard Posted
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1950 Palmer House Hotel Chicago Illinois Vintage Postcard The story of downtown Chicago's Palmer House Hilton is one of romance & undeniable charm. Potter Palmer was a Chicago business magnatewell-known for a variety of endeavors, including his significant role in the development of downtown Chicago's iconic State Street. Bertha Honoré Palmer, 23 years Potter's junior, was a wealthy socialite who also had the drive to learn & succeed. An introduction by Potter's former business partner, Marshall Field, sparked a romanceand eventual engagementbetween Potter & Bertha that led to perhaps one of the most extravagant wedding gifts of all time - Palmer House. It was a grand Chicago Hotelone destined to take its place among the most luxurious hotels in Chicago & beyond. However, only 13 days after its grand opening, the Palmer House fell victim to the Great Chicago Fire. But that didn't deter Potter. Determined to rebuild his hotel, Potter secured a $1.7 million loan-negotiated on his signature alone. On November 8, 1873, the new Palmer House welcomed its first guests, marking the opening of what would become the nation's longest continually operating hotel. Stamp: United States 1 Cent George Washington 1789-1797 Date Posted: 1950 Feb 1 Postmark/Cancellation: Chicago ILL Hire the Handicapped It's Good Business Mailed to: Appleton Wisconsin Recipient: Mrs. Louise Baehler Divided Back Linen Ephemera Deltiology Vertical postcard This would look great framed or make a nice addition to any collection. Love it ♡ Get it ☆ Get Lucky 1950 Chicago Illinois Palmer House Hotel Vintage Postcard Posted



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