Lakeside Press Building

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Lakeside Press Building
Lakeside Press Building Chicago IL.jpg
Lakeside Press Building is located in Chicago
Lakeside Press Building
Lakeside Press Building is located in Illinois
Lakeside Press Building
Lakeside Press Building is located in the US
Lakeside Press Building
Location 731 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°52′21″N 87°37′42″W / 41.87250°N 87.62833°W / 41.87250; -87.62833Coordinates: 41°52′21″N 87°37′42″W / 41.87250°N 87.62833°W / 41.87250; -87.62833
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1897 (1897), 1901 (1901)
Architect Shaw, Howard Van Doren
Architectural style Chicago
NRHP Reference # 76000694[1]
Added to NRHP June 23, 1976

The Lakeside Press Building is a historic commercial building located at 731 S. Plymouth Ct. in downtown Chicago, Illinois. The building served as a showroom, office, and printing press for the Lakeside Press. The building was built in two stages; the southern half was completed in 1897, while the northern half was finished in 1901. Architect Howard Van Doren Shaw designed the building, his first design of a commercial building. Shaw's design features limestone quoins, piers, and decorations, curtain walls with cast iron spandrels on the floors housing the printing presses, and a projecting cornice.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 23, 1976.[1]

The building is now used as student housing for Columbia College and is not open for tours or visitors.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Westfall, Carroll William (November 22, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Lakeside Press Building" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved June 26, 2013.