American Book Company Building

American Book Company Building (HM1BHI)

Location: Chicago, IL 60616 Cook County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 51.187', W 87° 37.168'

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Nelson Max Dunning, architect

— 1912 —

This handsome building originally served as the Midwest office, warehouse and distribution center of the American Book Company, a nationally-prominent textbook publisher. Typical of industrial architecture of its time, this reinforced-concrete building features a distinctive tower and large window openings that give the facade its grid-like appearance. The red-brick exterior is embellished with terra-cotta ornament, including the publishing company's colorful crest and a torch, wings, and a wreath representing the pursuit of knowledge.
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HM NumberHM1BHI
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Placed ByCommission on Chicago Landmarks
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 7:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 448579 N 4633653
Decimal Degrees41.85311667, -87.61946667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 51.187', W 87° 37.168'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 51' 11.22" N, 87° 37' 10.08" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773, 630
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 330 E Cermak Rd, Chicago IL 60616, US
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