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The Donohue Building

 
 
The Donohue Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
1. The Donohue Building Marker
Inscription. Built in 1883, the Donohue Building was the first large printing factory in historic Printing House Row. The Annex was added in 1913. The Donohue Buildings 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’s history in 1979, becoming the first of the city’s factory lofts to undergo conversion into a residential condominium.
 
Location. 41° 52.384′ N, 87° 37.747′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on South Dearborn Street north of West Polk Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 711 South Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 60605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rowe Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Morton Building / Hotel Blake (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dearborn Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blackstone Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harold Washington (approx. ¼ mile away); Fairbanks Morse & Company Building
The Donohue Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
2. The Donohue Building
The marker is located to the left of the entrance.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Crane Company Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Auditorium Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Additional keywords. condominium
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Donohue Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2011
3. The Donohue Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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