The Inter-Ocean Building I
Life Span: 1872-TBD
Location: Wabash avenue, between Harrison and Congress streets
Lakeside Monthly, October, 1872
The Inter-Oceanic Building, the property of Hon. J. Y. Scammon, occupies 105 feet on Wabash avenue, between Harrison and Congress streets. It is five stories high, and contains a central building and two wings. The rear portion of the north wing is to contain, in the basement, the large eight-cylinder press which Messrs. Hoe & Co. are constructing for the Inter-Ocean newspaper. The building is built of Milwaukee brick, with white trimmings for the doors and windows, and presents a very imposing appearance on this wide and beautiful avenue.
Story of Chicago Regan Printing House, 1912
On March 25, 1872, there was issued from the corner of Wabash avenue and Congress street, now occupied by the Auditorium, a newspaper which up to that time never had a counterpart as far its name is concerned, it being christened Inter Ocean, the departure itself attracting unusual attention. This undertaking was sponsored by Jonathan Young Scammon, a man of varied purposes, much energy and extensive resources; among other things he owned a bank. The latter auxiliary is recognized as a convenient attachment to a newspaper venture, whether big or little.
The Inter Ocean has been located in the following buildings:
1872-3—Wabash avenue, between Harrison and Congress streets
1873-1889—117 and 119 Lake Street
1890 to 1900—85 West Madison
1900-1912—57 W. Monroe