The Hotel Brevoort was a luxury hotel that opened in 1889 on the corner of Madison Street and LaSalle Street in the heart of Chicago's business district. The hotel was designed by the architectural firm of Burnham & Root, which also designed many of Chicago's famous skyscrapers, and was known for its elegant rooms and top-notch amenities. The hotel was a popular destination for wealthy businessmen and politicians who visited Chicago.
The La Salle Opera House, on the other hand, was a theater and music venue located across the street from the Hotel Brevoort. The theater was built in 1879 and could seat over 2,500 people. It was a popular venue for live performances, including opera, ballet, and music concerts, and hosted some of the most famous performers of the era.
In 1902, both buildings were destroyed in a devastating fire that swept through downtown Chicago. The Hotel Brevoort was never rebuilt, but the La Salle Opera House was eventually reconstructed and renamed the Chicago Civic Opera House. Today, the Civic Opera House is still one of the premier cultural venues in Chicago and hosts a wide range of performances throughout the year.