While the last printing company may have moved out of Chicago’s Printer’s Row in January, remnants of the downtown neighborhood’s industrial glory days are not hard to find. Take for example this two-bedroom loft that recently listed on the seventh floor of the historic Donohue Building.
Built in 1883 by architect Julius Speyer, the Romanesque rival style structure, located at 711 S. Dearborn Street, once housed the largest printing facility in the area. In 1979 the building was Chicago’s first factory to be converted into loft condominiums.
Like other units inside the Donohue, the home features the exposed brick walls, timber beams, and oversized windows that make industrial conversions such attractive living spaces.
What sets the home apart is a recent renovation completed by its current owner. Notable upgrades include a sleek designer kitchen, refreshed fixtures in both bathrooms, an in-unit washer and dryer, and central HVAC system. The already open living space flows to the master bedroom thanks to a sliding floor-to-ceiling glass wall.
“This is a spectacular unit,” listing agent Bruce Glazer with @properties told Curbed Chicago. “It’s cool to see the original brick and timber architecture paired with the new finishes. It has a lot of character.”
Available for the first time since its renovation, this modernized piece of Printer’s Row history is currently listed fot $450,000. The $820 monthly HOA fees include heat and internet access and are relatively reasonable given the age of the building.
- 711 S. Dearborn Street #707, Chicago Illinois [@properties]
- Previous Printer’s Row coverage [Curbed Chicago]