Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District

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For the book, see Black Metropolis.
Bronzeville location map
Unity Hall, Chicago Eighth Regiment Armory.

Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District, or simply Bronzeville, is a historic district in the Douglas community area of South Side, Chicago, in Cook County, 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 historic district includes nine structures that were accorded the Chicago Landmark designation on September 9, 1998.[1] 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 a NRHP listed historic district.

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

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  1. ^ "Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Retrieved May 15, 2007. 

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Coordinates: 41°49′12″N 87°37′12″W / 41.8200°N 87.6200°W / 41.8200; -87.6200