Civic Centers in Chicago

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Civic Centers in Chicago

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  • Jil R
    Chicago, IL473 contributions
    I was really impressed by the look of the building, the convenience of it and how easy it was to park for free on the street.
    Written September 17, 2018
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  • Bonnie T
    Chicago, IL1,846 contributions
    We went to The Center on Halsted for a culinary event on their outdoor deck, and we really enjoyed it. This venue knows how to put on a fabulous fundraiser. We’ve had friends married here too, and that was wonderful as well. Great place to check out also for lectures, sports, social events and more. Highly recommended.
    Written August 30, 2019
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,535 contributions
    The Harold Washington Cultural Center at 4701 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on Chicago's South Side is not to be confused with the Harold Washington Library Center on South State Street. Dedicated in 2004 and open to the public from 9 to 8 daily, the Cultural Center was named after Chicago's first African-American mayor and is charged with fostering an environment that provides children and seniors of the Bronzeville community and Chicago's South Side with hands on technology driven experiences. The two-story, 40,000-square-foot, limestone building is a performing arts and business center with private corporate meeting rooms to host workshops and receptions, a 1,000-seat Com-Ed Theatre for performances, 30 computer stations, a Digital Media Resource Center, a two-story atrium equipped with three 48-foot plasma screens for video and a 20-foot-tall, 750-pound statue of Mayor Washington with a biography of Washington's political, military and academic record at the bottom of the sculpture. The center is located on a historical corner in the Bronzeville neighborhood, the original site of the Regal Theatre, which once played host to the most celebrate icons in African-American music such as Count Basie and Duke Ellington. The neighborhood also was home to such famous musicians as Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller and Willie Dixon. While not as successful as hoped, the center has sought to rekindle an interest a knowledge of the history of the neighborhood among seniors and local youth.
    Written October 7, 2020
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