Manufacturer: Maddock Pottery Co.
User: La Salle Hotel
Pattern No: 5078
Distributor: Albert Pick & Company, Chicago
Date of match stand: 1890s – 1911
Notes: This 22-story, 1000-room hotel was located at 10 North LaSalle Street in Chicago, Illinois. It opened its doors in 1909 and became famous for its cuisine in the Blue Fountain Room, the Dutch Room, the Lotus Room, and its coved ceiling in the Louis XVI Dining Room. The La Salle was also the hotel at the Chicago terminal of the Rock Island and New York Central railroads.
Cited as early as 1927 for not meeting fire codes, the inevitable happened on June 5, 1946, when someone tossed a cigarette in the bottom of elevator shaft number 5; the ensuing conflagration killed 61 men, women and children (see Life Magazine June 17, 1946).
The hotel was rebuilt soon thereafter. It closed in July 1976 and was imploded.
White body match stand. Coin gold bands and scroll work. Crest on chimney with dog and star inside, helmet above with acanthus leaves. Banner below with Hotel La Salle.
Match stand photos contributed by dbstoneware
Pattern number and sample image contributed by apPaul and Larry R. Paul