More Nimble heritage: the A.C. McClurg building, 1899

My great-great-great-great-grandfather, William F. Zimmerman, worked for A.C. McClurg as a senior vice president when the publishing company built this headquarters in 1899.  It still stands and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The McClurg Building is a historic skyscraper in the Loop community area of ChicagoIllinois. The building was built in 1899 and designed by Chicago school architects Holabird & Roche. At nine stories tall and 80 feet (24 m) by 150 feet (46 m) at its base, the building is one of the smallest skyscrapers in Chicago. The building’s Wabash Street facade has 9,000 square feet (840 m2) of windows bordered by terra cotta piers and spandrels; the amount of window space was necessitated by the absence of windows on the sides of the building. The A.C. McClurg publishing company was the building’s main occupant and gave the building its name.[2]

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