• Tour
  • Sat, Nov 14
  • 10:00 am–1:00 pm
  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • RSVP Required

Explore the Bronzeville and Washington Park neighborhoods with architectural historian Susan Carlotta Ellis.

Meet Emmanuel Pratt of the Sweetwater Foundation and discover the Think-Do House and Farm. Discover Amanda Williams’ Color(ed) Theory series. Tour Gallery Guichard and the former Jones Brothers Ben Franklin Store, now the new Bronzeville Artist Loft (and recipient of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design). Experience the revitalization of the 47th, 51st and State Street corridors as they mix with the IIT campus. Taste the rich Bronzeville architectural heritage as it intersects a diverse community and residential and public art projects. 

To attend, RSVP Here.
Bus departs from and returns to the Chicago Cultural Center. Meet in the Randolph St. lobby.


Susan Carlotta Ellis is an architectural historian, urban interpreter, and a national award-winning television producer for documentaries on architects of the African diaspora. A graduate of Howard University School of Architecture and Design, she has more than two decades of architecture experience, having designed airports and other transportation systems as well as residential and commercial projects. Ms. Ellis is a past board member of the Illinois Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (INOMA) and past Co-chair for the NAACP ACT-SO Organization, where she implemented the national award winning ACT-SO Chicago Culinary Arts Chapter. She has lectured on architecture for the City Colleges of Chicago and on music in architecture as part of the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau. She is currently researching for an upcoming book on African Americans in World War II.