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ICO is rooted in the historic Chicago neighborhood of Bronzeville. Famous for its culture of gospel music, jazz, and black politicians and business owners, the area has experienced many architectural and demographic changes. The Bronzeville Historical Society is located just steps away from ICO at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
To help us better understand our campus’s history, they sent us these photos from their James S. Parker Collection and the University of Chicago Library. Many of the structures pictured have since been demolished.
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