Overlooked Histories of South Side Buildings

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Avalon Regal Theater
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Avalon Regal Theater

Overlooked Histories of South Side Buildings

A theater defined by its dilapidated grandeur. A mosque styled after a Greek Orthodox church that never was. A dry cleaners that looks like something out of The Jetsons.

These are just a few of the overlooked (but no less striking) examples of diverse architecture on the south side of Chicago—and all within two miles of each other. Architecture critic Lee Bey joins Morning Shift to share the stories behind some of the hidden architectural gems of the South Side.

GUEST: Lee Bey, architecture critic, photographer, writer

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