Built to house the first African-American insurance company, which was one of the few Black Metropolis businesses to survive the Great Depression. The building houses the brand new Bronzeville Visitor Information Center (see below) and is finally undergoing a proper restoration which will restore the 1920 classical façade.
411 East 35th Street, Chicago, IL, United States
Nearest Transit: 35th–Bronzeville–IIT (Line: Green Line)
Supreme Life Building and Nearby Attractions on Map
Hilliard Homes(2.6 km)
In the architecture of these massive public housing projects lies the South Side's tongue-in-cheek answer to the North Side's Marina City - in fact, they were built by the same architect, Bertrand Goldberg.
Victory Monument (Chicago)(0.1 km)
This monument was built in 1928 to honor the service of the African-American Eighth Regiment of the Illinois National Guard in France during World War I.
Chicago Defender Building(0.5 km)
Initially built in 1899 as a Jewish synagogue, this building housed the Chicago Defender (the nation's foremost African-American newspaper through World War I) from 1920-1960.
Unity Hall(0.8 km)
Built in 1887 to house a Jewish social organization, this building became famous as the headquarters of the Peoples Movement Club, founded by Oscar Stanton De Priest (1871-1951), the first African-American on Chicago's City Council and the first northern black delegate to the U.
McCormick Tribune Campus Center(2.6 km)
Architectural landmark, distinguished by the wild L tunnel on top - the first building in the U.
Armour Square Park(1.6 km)
A good place to play some baseball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, or take a dip in the pool.
Blues Heaven Foundation(2.6 km)
A major blues hotspot where Muddy Waters, Ahmad Jamal, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, Bo Diddley, Etta James, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Ramsey Lewis, and many other greats recorded during Chicago's bluesiest period.
Arie Crown Theater(2.4 km)
Comfortable sit-down music venue in the midst of McCormick Place.
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