The London Guarantee and Accident Building 

This building is located at 85 E. Walker Drive in Chicago. It stands on the site of historic Fort Deaborn. It was built in 1923. The architect was Alfred S. Alschuler. It was built for an insurance firm–the London Guarantee and Accident Company. Originally, it was intended to be their headquarters. However, this never happened. The company only occupied a small portion of the building.

The building is 21 stories high. Its support caissons are 125 feet in bed rock. The style is beaux arts. There are four Corinthian columns at the building entrance. There are eight 3 story columns in the upper portion of the building. There is a four story cupola at the top of the structure.

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Informational Plaque

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