Printers Row, Chicago, Illinois (Images of America Series)

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Chicago's Printers Row emerged after the Great Chicago Fire to become the most notorious crime and vice section in Chicago. Once known as the Custom House Levee, Chicago's red light district was eventually closed down. By 1905, industrialists quickly moved into the area and built towering structures to house the booming printing industry, giving the area its present day name.

From its seedy beginnings through a prosperous time as the printing center of the region to its current...

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Overview


Chicago's Printers Row emerged after the Great Chicago Fire to become the most notorious crime and vice section in Chicago. Once known as the Custom House Levee, Chicago's red light district was eventually closed down. By 1905, industrialists quickly moved into the area and built towering structures to house the booming printing industry, giving the area its present day name.

From its seedy beginnings through a prosperous time as the printing center of the region to its current residential boom, Printers Row has been an endlessly fascinating part of the South Loop. Through an impressive collection of photographs, authors Ron Gordon and John Paulett chronicle the evolution and history of one of Chicago's most unique neighborhoods.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738531748
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/15/2003
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,415,708
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author


Ron Gordon is an accomplished photographer who specializes in historic preservation and architecture. He captured the progression and evolution of Printers Row while living and working in the community.

John Paulett is an author, local historian, and active member of the Printers Row community.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2003

    Great photographs and history

    This is an unsually good introduction to a fascinating area of Chicago. The photographs are amazing. Interesting background about the history of Printers Row gives a lot of detail about the buildings and the people. If you enjoy short, popular history writing and really great photographs, this is a good book whether you are from Chicago or not. If you plan to visit Chicago, this would be a great tour guide to a colorful neighborhood.

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