Skip to content

A nonstarter

September 8, 2014
tags: , ,

Casino3

IN THE 1960s, when the Hancock people wrote to the longtime Casino president, Doris (Mrs. John) Winterbotham, asking to buy the club property so they could have not one but two high-rises in their project, she tossed the letter into a desk drawer, where it was found after her death years later. She had never replied, and the developer decided to leave well enough alone.1

1. Michael Kilian, “For Members Only: Once Bastions Of Exclusivity, Chicago’s Private Clubs Have Become Open To Change-well, In Some Ways,” Chicago Tribune, April 21, 1996, accessed September 8, 2014, http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1996-04-21/features/9604210241_1_private-clubs-chicago-club-21st-century.

Advertisements
One Comment leave one →
  1. September 16, 2014 4:10 pm

    Great article. Thanks. – BGT

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s