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In Chicago, the new impressive offices of the Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade are inaugurated

Trade Hall and Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, Illinois, September 1865, artist's impression
Chicago, Illinois' new and impressive Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade Building was inaugurated at an impressive ceremony in its Grand Hall. On Washington Street, facing the Cook County Court House, the structure stood around 100 feet tall and comprised a main building for the Chamber of Commerce and a smaller building housing the Board of Trade, joined together by a covered bridge.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The New Hall of Trade," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, September 30, 1865, p. 29.