Chicago Landmarks

Palmer House Hotel

State and Monroe Streets elevation     Address: 17 E. Monroe St.
Year Built: 1925 - 1927
Architect: Holabird & Roche
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: December 13, 2006

Lobby The current Palmer House Hotel is the fourth to bear the name of Potter Palmer, one of Chicago's most significant businessmen and real-estate developers. It is a handsome Classical Revival-style building with French Neoclassical ornament. Interior spaces of note include its grandly-scaled hotel reception lobby and several meeting rooms, including the Empire Room, Red Lacquer Room, and Grand Ballroom. At the intersection of State and Monroe Streets, the building also contains arguably Chicago's finest historic retail storefront and interior, originally created for C.D. Peacock jewelers.