Business: Chicago Hotels

"At Chicago the hotel was bigger than other hotels, and grander. There were pipes without end for cold water which ran hot. and for hot water which would not run at all. . . . Men in those regions . . . make their plans on a large scale, and they who come after them fill up what has been wanting at first. Those taps of hot and cold water will be made to run by the next owner ... if not by the present."—Anthony Trollope, 1862.

In 1871 while the Chicago fire was...

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