New Book Highlights Chicago’s South Side Architectural Treasures

The University of Chicago Law School building in Hyde Park is one of the buildings highlighted by Lee Bey in his new book "Southern Exposure."
The University of Chicago Law School building in Hyde Park is one of the buildings highlighted by Lee Bey in his new book "Southern Exposure." Lloyd DeGrane / Courtesy of the University of Chicago
The University of Chicago Law School building in Hyde Park is one of the buildings highlighted by Lee Bey in his new book "Southern Exposure."
The University of Chicago Law School building in Hyde Park is one of the buildings highlighted by Lee Bey in his new book "Southern Exposure." Lloyd DeGrane / Courtesy of the University of Chicago

New Book Highlights Chicago’s South Side Architectural Treasures

Chicago’s South Side is often depicted as a blighted part of the city, but a new book hopes to change that narrative by showcasing 60 buildings and sites that prove its architectural greatness.

Reset checks in with the author of Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side about some of his favorite architectural gems south of Chicago’s Loop.

GUEST: Lee Bey, author and photographer; former architecture critic at the Chicago Sun-Times