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Wintrust's Grand Banking Hall

The Central Standard Building

Address

231 S. LaSalle St.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Hours

Sat, Oct 16: Closed

Sun, Oct 17: 10am - 5pm

Long Lines Photography Permitted

Architect

Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, 1924

Website

wintrust.com

Description

Built in 1924, and fully renovated in 2015, the Grand Banking Hall stands across LaSalle Street from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, two neoclassical near-twins guarding the main intersection of Chicago's financial district. Interior spaces include a mix of neoclassical and Gothic Revival architecture with Art Deco influences, most notably the 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 by the building's name and a plaque on Jackson Street.

Visitor Experience

There will be a designated area at the top of the escalators on the 2nd floor for guests to view the space.