Gentleman from State Street

Chicago's $5,000,000 clothing store, The Hub, Henry C. Lytton & Co., last week took a 20-year lease on a South Side building where it will house its second city branch after the war. Other Chicago merchants did not think this such staggering news, but what did interest them was the man who signed the lease: Henry Charles Lytton, almost 99 years old.

Henry Charles Lytton was busy at his first job, in a dry goods store in his native New York City, before the Civil War was two years old. Three years later,...

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