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Overton Business & Technology Incubator

Address

4927 S. Indiana Ave.
Enter via parking lot

Neighborhood

Bronzeville

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 2pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 2pm

Photography Permitted

Architect

Perkins and 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.

Visitor Experience

Tour this shuttered school that will be repurposed as a business incubator and office space, but is already functioning as a hub of community and cultural activity.

More Info

Part of the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre trail.

2019 Year of Chicago Theatre