Hotel Florence, Pullman, Illinois [between 1890 and 1901]

Hotel Florence opened on November 1, 1881 as the hospitality showcase for visitors to George Pullman's "perfect town" of Pullman. The hotel was named for George Pullman's favorite daughter, Florence. It cost $100,000 to build and over $30,000 worth interior fixtures and furnishings were installed. The hotel is now part of the Pullman State Historic Site. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-D4-12559.