Reid Murdoch Building

325 N LaSalle, Chicago, IL

325 N LaSalle at night
  • 325,000 SF
  • 45,000 SF Typical Floorplate
  • 8 Stories
  • Built 1913 / Redeveloped 2002
  • Office, Retail, Event Venue

About the building

325 N LaSalle, constructed in 1914, was designed by George C. Nimmons for Reid, Murdoch & Co. one of the country’s largest wholesale grocers. Reid, Murdoch & Co. used the building for corporate offices and warehouse space, with several floors dedicated to manufacturing and processing various foods: cheeses, coffee, catsup, sugar, fish, bread, and pickles. The building even included a humidor where tobacco was rolled for cigars. The riverfront site enabled Reid, Murdoch & Co. to ship and receive goods via a supply chain that connected steamers on the building’s south side to railroad spurs on the north side. Under LaSalle Street, the building’s shipping platform was used to load trucks that delivered to merchants all over the city. The building even connected with the city’s downtown freight tunnel system, 60 feet below street level.

A notable example of the “Chicago School” of Architecture, the building’s design features a red brick façade with decorative terra-cotta embellishments covering a steel and concrete skeleton. Originally the building was symmetrical, with 6 bays of windows flanking the center tower on both sides. In 1926, one bay on the west end was removed allowing the City to widen LaSalle Street.

The City acquired the building in the 1950's where it housed the traffic court, the States Attorney’s office and other municipal offices until 1998, when Friedman Properties acquired it.  Friedman painstakingly rehabbed the building, restoring and preserving historic elements, and while modernizing it with new entrances, elevators, and upgrades to the electrical, mechanical, plumbing and communication systems.

The building seven’s floors of office space with retail tenants on the first floor, capped by the building’s distinctive, four-sided clock tower. The two level river walk provides a convenient scenic walkway for public use and a patio where River Roast patrons can enjoy a unique outdoor dining experience.

The building is a designated Chicago landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. First class retail tenants include River Roast, The Kitchen, and The Rug Company.

Features and Amenities

  • Located in River North
  • Owner managed
  • Modern communications infrastructure
  • Secure building with 24-hour manned security, Syntex security system and 24-hour video and building systems surveillance
  • Excellent access to public transportation
  • On-site executive parking with ample public parking nearby
  • Home to River Roast, The Kitchen, and The Rug Company
  • Tenant-controlled HVAC
  • Dramatic lobby restoration of period design
  • Three passenger elevators and one dedicated freight elevator
  • Surrounded by award winning restaurants and high-end retail
  • Steps from the Loop, Merchandise Mart and Michigan Avenue
  • 325 North LaSalle
  • Reid Murdoch Building at 325 N LaSalle
  • The Reid Murdoch Building
  • Reid Murdoch Building entrance
  • Lobby of the Reid Murdoch Building
  • Reid Murdoch Building on the Chicago river
  • Reid Murdoch Building patio
  • Reid Murdoch Building on river

Available Spaces

Suite Type Size Contig Min Div Asking Avail Details Save Space
330 N Clark Retail 15,351 SF -- -- Negotiable Now More Info
333 N LaSalle Retail 4,180 SF -- -- Negotiable Now More Info
250 Office 25,894 RSF -- 11,605 Negotiable More Info
325 Office 5,388 RSF -- -- Negotiable Now More Info
375 Office 9,987 RSF -- -- Negotiable Now More Info
475 Office 11,394 RSF -- -- Negotiable Now More Info
525 Office 12,188 RSF -- -- Negotiable More Info
625 Office 7,605 RSF 15,384 -- Negotiable Now More Info
645 Office 7,779 RSF 15,384 -- Negotiable Now More Info
675 Office 6,328 RSF -- -- Negotiable Now More Info
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Leasing Info

Brian Chernett

Director of Leasing
Phone Number: 
312-670-9539

Carolyn W. Kessler

Assistant Director of Leasing
Phone Number: 
312-670-9516