Date: November 20, 2010
Landmarks Visited: 1
Landmarks To-Date: 209
Landmarks Remaining: 144
On a windy and chilly Saturday afternoon I drove to the Cermak Road Bridge District. The district includes a pretty typical Chicago movable bridge and a handful of brick warehouse buildings on either side of the bridge. It is very close to Chinatown, but doesn't have nearly as much activity.
I think I read somewhere that one of the warehouses was originally a spice company. I've also read that the city is attempting to revitalize the area as an enclave for artists and artisan businesses. I think that's a good idea, but it may be tough to find enough artisans to fill such large buildings.