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HOTELS. - The Stevens. The World's Greatest Hotel. Chicago.

Chicago, the company [1927]. Quarto publisher's printed wrapper; 32pp, profusely illustrated. ¶ A celebratory promotion marking the opening of this massive and opulent pile. Built at a cost of over thirty million dollars, as proclaimed in the first sentence, the building still exists but the Stevens family went up in smoke wihin five years. By 1932 the hotel was bankrupt and the trio of father and two sons were soon after indicted for financial corruption. The father had a permanently crippling stroke, the elder son blew his brains out and the younger went to prison.
AUD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 48 US$ 54.15 | £UK 41.75 | JP¥ 6169] Book number 8155

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