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Hidden Chicago: A secret vault

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Hidden Chicago: A secret vault

Three underground basements in the Palmer House hotel hold a priceless collection. (WLS)

A subterranean vault in the Palmer House hotel stores racks of gold-trimmed Havilland bone china from a legendary party given in 1879 to honor President Ulysses S. Grant. But why were they stored away?

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The 1879 party was thrown after Grant's Civil War victory tour.

Hidden Chicago is an exclusive abc7 series uncovering secrets of Chicago. Click here to watch more stories.

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