Chicago Architecture Info

DuSable Museum of African American History

Formerly known as The Ebony Museum of Negro History and Art
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Basic Information
Type museum
Neighborhood: Hyde Park
Bounding Streets:
East 56th Place
East 57th Street
South Morgan Drive
South Payne Drive
East Garfield Boulevard
More Information
  • Official address: 740 East Administration Drive.
  • Supplemental address: 5525 South Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Drive.
  • 1973: The museum moved into its current home, formerly a Chicago Police jail, and a Chicago Park District administration building.
  • 1993: The Harold Washington wing was added to this building.
  • 2009: The Roundhouse, a former stable designed by Daniel Burnham, was added to the museum.