Photo essay by Juan Latapi
Pilsen is one of the most colorful communities in the City of Chicago. Its diverse population make it a blend of many different colors, sounds, smells , and sounds. Formed in the 19th century by Czech immigrants and now inhabited a by a large Mexican population, Pilsen is now known as the heart of Chicago. In 2006 Pilsen became a National Historic Register District, and this essay attempts to show its vivid history from yesterday and today.