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Overton Business & Technology Incubator (Overton School)

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Address

221 E. 49th St.

Neighborhood

Bronzeville

Architect

Perkins+Will, 1963

Description

Get inside this closed elementary school awaiting transformation into a business & technology incubator. One of 50 schools shuttered in 2013, Anthony Overton Elementary, designed by Perkins + Will, opened in 1963 as a modern facility with three wings linked by striking glass-walled skywalks. The school's namesake was a prominent banker and businessman in Bronzeville, the first African American to lead a major business conglomerate. The school was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.

Archived In

2017