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The Chicago Daily News Building I
Life Span: 1890-1931
Location: 15 N. Wells St.
Architect: Burnham & Root
The Chicago Daily News was started at 15 N. Wells street in a building which was constructed soon after the fire of 1871. From its beginning to October, 1891, The Daily News progressively filled one four-story building, three stories of a second, and two stories of a third. In a special new building edition of October 12, 1891, The Daily News is described as moving into its new brick building on Wells street, a four-story and high half-basement brick structure 81 by 84 feet, designed by Burnham & Root.
The address of this building was also 15 N. Wells street. In later years The Daily News expanded to take in all or parts of the buildings from the alley on Wells street to the LaSalle Hotel on Madison street. Some of these were wrecked in 1931; the last of the old buildings were wrecked in 1935.