The Stevens Chicago a Hilton Hotel. [LUGGAGE LABEL]. UNITED STATES - ILLINOIS - CHICAGO.

The Stevens Chicago a Hilton Hotel. [LUGGAGE LABEL]

No date. Ca. 1945s.
Color luggage label, blue on silver, circular, 3 1/4 inch diameter. Very good unused condition. Art Deco inspired design showcasing this Chicago landmark which became the Conrad Hilton in 1945. "The hotel, designed in the Beaux-Arts architecture style, originally opened in 1927 as the Stevens Hotel, across Balbo Street from the older Blackstone Hotel. At the time, the Stevens was the largest hotel in the world. The hotel was developed by James W. Stevens, his son Ernest, and their family who ran the Illinois Life Insurance Company and owned the Hotel La Salle; James and Ernest Stevens are the grandfather and father, respectively, of former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. The Stevens featured 3,000 guest rooms, cost approximately $30 million to construct (more than ten times the cost of Yankee Stadium only few years earlier), and boasted of a virtual "City Within a City". The Stevens housed its own bowling alley, barber shop, rooftop miniature golf course (the "High-Ho Club"), movie theater, ice cream shop, and drug store. The first registered guest was Vice President Charles G. Dawes." (Wikipedia). Item #54398

Price: $24.00