Sunday, March 20, 2016

March 20, 1948 -- Cloud Room Opened at Chicago Airport


March 20, 1948 -- Marshall Field and Co. opens its restaurant in the passenger terminal building of Chicago Airport, now Midway International Airport. On the evening before the opening Mayor Martin Kennelly is the guest of honor in the new dining room, named the Cloud Room, a 3,600 square foot dining salon that overlooks the landing field of the new airport. Field's paid $90,000 to build out the second floor of the restaurant and $260,000 to equip it. The company agrees to pay the city $2,596 or five percent of its gross business and 40 percent of its net profit.

1 comment:

Tessa Harrelson said...

Hi,

I am doing research about this menu cover, and I am wondering if you have any information as to where a physical copy can be found. I need a high resolution scan of it and would appreciate any lead you can provide!

Thanks!
Tessa