YMCA Hotel Lounge, Chicago, Illinois

This image shows an interior shot of the YMCA Hotel on South Wabash Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. This is one of several lounge areas in the hotel, originally constructed as housing for young single men.

E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

The description states:

THE YMCA HOTEL, located at 826 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, is a department of the Young Men’s Christian Association of Chicago. If offers 2,000 fireproof rooms with showers on each floor, spacious lobbies and lounges, daily entertainments and programs, and usual hotel features. Rates 75ยข and $1.00 per day. Membership in the YMCA is not required.

–This hotel was converted into general accommodations in the 1930s and closed in the late 1970s, reopening after renovation as an apartment building.

This card likely dates from the 1910s.

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