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Stony Island Arts Bank

This is an archived listing.

Address

6760 S. Stony Island Ave.

Neighborhood

South Shore

Architect

William Gibbons Uffendell, 1923

Renovation

Theaster Gates, 2015

Description

The Stony Island Arts Bank is a hybrid gallery, media archive, library and community center – and a home for Rebuild Foundation’s archives and collections. Designed by William Gibbons Uffendell and built in 1923, the bank at 68th and Stony Island was once a vibrant community savings and loan. By the eighties, it had closed and the building remained vacant and deteriorating for decades. Reopened in October 2015, the radically-restored building serves as a space for neighborhood residents to preserve, access, reimagine and share their heritage – and a destination for artists, scholars, curators, and collectors to research and engage with South Side history.

Archived In

2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2019