"The South Side: Printers Row" Chicago Favorite Tip by sambarnett

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by sambarnett

Favorite thing: This neat section of the South Loop centers around the 500-800 blocks of S. Dearborn, S. Federal and S. Plymouth streets. The long, narrow street pattern allows for the maximum amount of sunlight to enter these tall buildings, necessary for engraving and typesetting processes. Once the heart of the city's publishing business, the area has been successfully developed into apartments, lofts and condos.

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  • Written Apr 26, 2003
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