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Life Span: 1888- ~1920
Location: 412-420 S. Dearborn St. (originally 298-306 Dearborn St.)
Architect: Thomas Hawkes
GIRARD building, at 412-20 S. Dearborn street, was completed in 1888, seven stories and one basement high, on spread foundations. Thomas Hawkes was the architect.
At 298-306 Dearborn Street, has 100 feet frontages on Dearborn Street and Custom House Place. It is 60 feet deep and 80 feet high, with 7 stories and basement; 1 passenger elevator, 1 freight elevator, 15 offices, and 4 stores; brick, stone, and iron exterior.
Occupied by printers, publishers, engravers, and photographers. Erected in 1888
Dearborn Street and Custom House Place
Rand McNally Birdseye Views, 1893