Printers Row

The Printers Row Historic District on the south end of downtown Chicago has spectacular industrial and commercial architecture from the city's bygone era of, you guessed it, printing. Today it is more of a neighborhood than a bookbindery, and the area keeps a connection with its past identity through a literary festival every year and a rare book shop in downtown Chicago. While other areas of downtown are flashy with postmodern buildings, this little area retains its historic character.