Thursday, April 9, 2009
The Donohue Building
The Donohue Building ..
Address: 711 – 727 S. Dearborn Street
Designed by Julius Speyer
Built in 1883 in Romanesque revival style ..
Annex designed by Alfred S. Altschuler and added in 1913.
# The Donohue Building is in the Printing House Row District, which was designated a Chicago Landmark in 1996 .. For more buildings in the Printing House Row District ... click here ..
The plaque reads ..
" Built in 1883, the Donohue Building was the first large printing factory in the historic Printing House Row District. The Donohue Building served until 1971, as the headquarters of the M.A. Donohue Publishing Company, a well known publisher of classic children's literature. The building achieved another first in Chicago history in 1979, becoming the first of the city's factory lofts to undergo conversion into a residential condominium .. "