Mapping History

By Chelsea Kalberloh Jackson

Look at a map and you’ll see the physical. Topography. Buildings. Roads and highways. Directions from points A to B. Look beyond the physical—go inside those places—and you’ll find the stories.

This online-exclusive interactive map highlights past, present, and future places on Main Campus and in the Bronzeville neighborhood—and the stories they hold. Read about everything from the building where the first long-distance radio signal was sent to the site of a former tavern where jazz legends hung out.

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The information contained in this map is culled from various sources and historical documents. IIT Magazine has made every effort to validate the information herein. Questions regarding information in the map can be emailed to