Completed in May 1929 as the head office for Home National Bank and Home National Savings and Trust, the 15-story Elgin Tower has actually had a turbulent history. The Crash of ’’ 29 required the cost savings organization to state personal bankruptcy. From that point on, the Art Deco structure housed a large range of occupants and owners, from Walgreens to the Elgin National Watch Company. Aside from a brief stint of success in the late 1940s, the tower never ever attained its guarantee as the city’’ s landmark business structure.
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