Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven
(formerly Chess Records; originally McNaull Tire Co.)
2120 S. Michigan Ave.
1911, Horatio R. Wilson
1957, Remodeling, John S. Townsend, Jr., and Jack S. Weiner
This is Chicago’s only building to inspire a Rolling Stones song, which was named for the building and recorded here in 1964 as a tribute to Chess Records. The company’s headquarters from 1957 to 1967 were in this building, which—like its neighbors—began life “in the motor trade.”