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41°49′12″N 87°37′12″W / 41.8200°N 87.6200°W / 41.8200; -87.6200
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Chicago Bee Building.
Unity Hall, Chicago Eighth Regiment Armory.

The Black Metropolis–Bronzeville District is a historic African American district in the Bronzeville neighborhood of the Douglas community area on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois.

The neighborhood encompasses the land between the Dan Ryan Expressway to the west, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to the east, 31st Street to the north, and Pershing Road (39th street) to the south.

The Bronzeville–Black Metropolis National Heritage Area was established in the National Heritage Area Act in 2022. [1] The National Heritage Area will help preserve more than 200 locations in the neighborhood between 18th and 71st Streets. [2]


The historic district includes nine structures that were accorded the Chicago Landmark designation on September 9, 1998. [3] These buildings are:

Six of the nine were already individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places−NRHP as a multiple property submission, on 30 April 30, 1986. These are the Overton Hygienic Building, Chicago Bee Building, Wabash Avenue YMCA, Unity Hall, Eighth Regiment Armory, and Victory Monument. However, the Black Metropolis–Bronzeville District is not an NRHP-listed historic district.

The South Side Community Art Center is also now a designated Chicago Landmark in the district.

Victory Monument.

See also


  1. ^ "National Heritage Area Act". December 22, 2022.
  2. ^ "Congress creates Bronzeville-Black Metropolis National Heritage Area on Chicago's South Side". Chicago Sun-Times. December 23, 2022. Retrieved December 25, 2022.
  3. ^ "Black Metropolis–Bronzeville District". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Archived from the original on May 2, 2007. Retrieved May 15, 2007.

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