Second Franklin Building
Dearborn St Station
Once the Chicago terminal of the Santa Fe Railroad, this 1885 building used to be the premier station for trains to and from California....
A classic 1891 design by Holabird & Roche, the Pontiac features the same flowing masonry surfaces as the architects’ famed Monadnock...
A snazzy renovation of this building, the 1886 headquarters for the legendary Linotype company, included the artful preservation of a...
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720 S Dearborn St · interesting places nearby
Second Franklin Building information
A 1912 factory, this building shows the history of printing on its tiled facade. The roof slopes to allow for a huge skylight over the top floor where books were hand bound (the building existed long before fluorescent lights or high-intensity lamps). The large windows on many of the other buildings in the area served the same purpose.