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231 S. LaSalle (Wintrust Bank Building)

Address

231 S. LaSalle St.
LaSalle Street entrance

Neighborhood

Downtown

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 9am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Long Lines Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, 1924

Description

The Wintrust Bank Building, formerly the Continental Illinois Bank Building, stands across LaSalle Street from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, two neoclassical near-twins guarding the main intersection of Chicago's financial district. Its namesake bank called the building home until a financial collapse in 1984. Interior spaces include a mix of neolassical and Gothic Revival architecture with Art Deco influences, most notably a massive 88,000-square-foot grand banking hall on the second floor, recently restored. The building stands on the site of the former Grand Pacific Hotel, where the continental United States was officially divided into four standard time zones in 1883, an event commemorated with a plaque outside the building on Jackson Street.

Behind the Scenes

Access the rooftop deck with up-close-and-personal views of the Chicago Board of Trade Building, 190 S. LaSalle and other financial district giants. Then wander into the expansive basement vault system.

JUST ADDED: visitors will also be able to access Wintrust's stunning 2nd floor banking hall for the first time in Open House Chicago. 

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