Second Franklin Building

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Second Franklin Building information

Chicago , USA
Address
Street 720 S Dearborn St
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The Second Franklin Building , a 1912 factory, 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; this 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.