325 North Wells in Chicago

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325 North Wells
Formerly:Helene Curtis Industries Headquarters
Formerly:Chase and Sanborn Coffee Warehouse

325 North Wells Street, Chicago, Illinois, Near North Side 60654
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Quick Facts
  • Construction finish: 1914
  • Renovated: 1985 by Booth/Hansen and Associates
  • Type: Skyscraper
  • Stories: 12
Did You Know?
  • The entire roof is taken up by a penthouse, which is possible because there is no air conditioning equipment up there. Instead, cool water is circulated through the Chicago River, itself.
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There are two comments.

  As a youngster in Chicago (1930s 1940s) I recall that one window facing the river at about L-track level had a window with a picture of an Alfred E. Neumann (MAD look-a-like) character with pencils and pens in his ears. Was there an artist’s studio in this building at that time? This was before MAD comics became popular.

Art Weber - Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 @ 1:24pm  

  I recently bought an old tin that has an inscription on it that reads, "Helen Harrison. Home Made Candies - 325 No. Wells St. - Chicago, Ill."I was wondering the history of this place and decided to check the internet. I liked the fact that this building is cooled by the water circulating from the River.

Martha Maddox - Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 @ 2:59pm  

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