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Through a door on the top floor of the transformed high-rise at 820 S. Michigan Ave., residents can look out at Lake Michigan and the museum campus as they sit under the historic Ebony and Jet signs that are affixed to the top of the building. Photo Credit: 3L Realty

Through a door on the top floor of the transformed high-rise at 820 S. Michigan Ave., residents can look out at Lake Michigan and the museum campus as they sit under the historic Ebony and Jet signs that are affixed to the top of the building. Photo Credit: 3L Realty

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Former Johnson Publishing Headquarters Transformed Into Residential Building

For decades, Johnson Publishing Company was iconically headquartered in an 11-story building on South Michigan Avenue. The building, located on 820 S. Michigan Ave., was designed by John Warren Moutoussamy and is the first and only downtown Chicago high-rise to be designed by an African American.