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Tate takes note of the area’s his­toric sites

HAROLD WASH­ING­TON CUL­TURAL CEN­TER

“It cel­e­brates the first black mayor and what that meant to the com­mu­nity,” Tate says. “If you didn’t have Harold Wash­ing­ton, you wouldn’t have Pres­i­dent Obama, sim­ple as that.” 4701 S. King Dr., 773.373.1900, broad­way­in­bronzeville.com

GALLERY GUICHARD

For­merly the Ben­jamin Franklin store (owned by the Jone­ses and the first black-owned de­part­ment store), this gallery pro­motes new artists from un­der­rep­re­sented ar­eas. “They are pre­serv­ing the hal­lowed grounds of a time when we were kings,” says Tate. 436 E. 47th St., 773.791.7003, galleryguichard.com

ISF BANK

One of two black-owned banks in Chicago, its unique ar­chi­tec­ture is wor­thy of an In­sta-snap. “It’s ac­tu­ally the bank that the Jones broth­ers cre­ated,” ex­plains Tate. 8700 S. King Dr.

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