The Ravenswood community is a neighborhood noted for its commercial, industrial, and residential diversity. The area offers a rich mix of commercial history including the birthplace of such nationally prominent firms as Bell & Howell, Abbott Laboratories, Deagan Musical Instruments, and others. Today the Ravenswood Industrial corridor is home to over 200 firms including manufacturers, artists and tech companies. The neighborhood that surrounds the corridor has beautiful Victorian homes on large lots. Commercial and retail establishments range from eclectic artists and specialty shops to a potpourri of coffee and lunch spots. Ravenswood is home to several noted cultural institutions including the Old Town School of Folk Music and the Conrad Sulzer Library.