Hilton House Hotel
Backstory and Context
"The Hilton House Hotel opened on July 24, 1904. General C.C. Hilton, the person whom the building is named after, is known for leading hotels of Chicago as either a proprietor or manager. It was built of vitrified brick, iron and concrete, and was completely fire-proof. Twenty rooms were connected with baths and each floor had its own public bath. Colonel William Jennings Bryan, twice candidate for president of the United States, was once a guest at this establishment. The building is now an apartment building, and houses the Beloit College Bookstore on the first floor."1
1 "Beloit HIlton Hotel: Development: Case Study -- Beloit Hilton Hotel," Wisconsin Managment Company, wisconsinmanagmentcompany.com, last accessed September 7, 2016. http://www.wisconsinmanagement.com/development/beloit-hilton-hotel.