- Neighborhood: Printer’s Row
- Address: 711 S Dearborn
- Built: 1880
- Stories: 8
- Units: 90
- Some lofts are zoned live-work
- Fitness Center
- Bike room
- Receiving room
- Rental garage parking
What’s Best About Donohue Lofts?
“Donohue Lofts at 711 S Dearborn is an ideal building for those who appreciate live / work loft living in the historic Printer’s Row neighborhood”
Let’s take a closer look…
In the heart of the Printer’s Row, Donohue Lofts are perfectly located for anyone working in the South Loop or Downtown Chicago or in need of convenient transportation options. On a nice day it’s a 10-minute walk Downtown. And Union and Metra stations are just a few minutes away as are “L” stations, I-290 or I-90/94. Plus there are tons of shops, bars and restaurants nearby.
The Birthplace of Printer’s Row
The Donohue was built in 1883 by Michael A. Donohue and was the first printing house constructed in the area. In that regard, the building represents the birthplace of Printer’s Row.
Printing House Loft Architecture
And the building is reportedly one of the best examples of printing house loft architecture in the country.
The original building is eight stories high and was designed by Julius Speyer in the Romanesque revival style. A style exemplified in the large masonry entrance arch with columns and smooth piers.
A second “first” for the building came in 1979 when it was converted to residential loft condominiums. Reportedly it was the first old factory in Chicago to be converted to residential use. It became a landmark building in 1996.
Living And Working At Donohue Lofts
Today many of the lofts here remain live-work which makes for a completely unique feeling not found in most other loft buildings in Chicago.
Questions about selling, renting or buying a condo at the Donohue? Chat with Chuck!