Life Span: 1891-Present
Location: 542 S. Dearborn St
Architect: Holabird & Roche
PONTIAC building, at the northwest corner of S. Dearborn and W. Harrison streets, extending through to S. Federal street, was built in 1891. It is 14 stories and one basement high, on spread foundations, with beam grillages and steel columns. Holabird & Roche were the architects. The original cost of the Pontiac building, including architects’ fees, was 29.152 cents per cubic foot.
Due to the building’s architectural significance, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 16, 1976.