Life Span: 1898-present
Location: SW corner of Clark. and Van Buren Streets
Architect: Holabird & Roche
Chicago Tribune, March 20, 1898
Holabird & Roche has plans for an eight-story building to be erected at the southwest corner of Clark and Van Buren streets for the Brooks estate of Boston. It is thought the work may commence soon
Chicago Tribune, April 17, 1898
Holabird & Roche have been selected to draw plans for a two-story building to be erected by the Brooks estate on the property at the southwest corner of Clark and Van Buren streets. The structure will be chiefly of plate glass and will be similar in construction to the Sydenham Building at the southwest corner of Michigan avenue and Monroe street. The building will have good light on three sides. It will be ready for occupancy the latter part of the summer. W. A. & A. E. Wells have the contract for the construction.
Chicago Tribune, May 8, 1898
Holabird & Roche have completed designs for a modern building, unique in construction, which is to be built by the Brooks estate at the southwest corner of Clark and Van Buren streets. It will be two stories high and will be constructed principally of plate glass, giving good light for the interior.
The structure will cover a space of ground owned by the Brooks estate, 100 feet square. This property is improved at present with an old-style building on which the leases of the various tenants expire on May 1, and which will be torn down as soon as they vactate.
The building will be forty feet high. The first story will be devoted to stores and the second floor to lofts, the floor area to be divided into one of several large spaces as may suit the tenants. The fronts on both streets will be of ornamental iron and plate glass. The building will be named the Yukon.
Chicago Tribune, July 18, 1951.
Clark and Van Buren Sts. Corner Sold for $350,000
The southwest corner of Clark and Van Buren sts., 99 by 103 feet, improved with a two story building, was sold by the Brooks estate to the Yukon Building company, for $350,000 cash.
Chicago Tribune, December 26, 1960
Motoramp Garages of Illinois, Inc., announced yesterday it plans to build a 10 story, 600 car capacity parking garage on the southwest corner of Clark and Van Buren streets at a cost of $1,650,000.
The site is now occupied by the Yukon building. The structure is being designed by the architectural-engineering firm of Fridatein & Fitch.
Chicago Tribune, May 13, 1961
The Yukon building at 107 W. Van Buren st. is being torn demolished to make way for a 1½ million dollar 600 car garage.
Site of Yukon Building