Skip to contents

Southern Exposure

Southern Exposure
Southern Exposure

The Perfect Soundtrack To Your South Side Sightseeing Tour: Lee Bey’s ‘Southern Exposure’ Playlist

Architecture expert and historian Lee Bey released a playlist inspired by his 2019 book on the South Side's under-appreciated buildings this week, including tracks from Sam Trump, Chance the Rapper, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Overton Elementary School In Bronzeville, An Overlooked South Side Building With A Hopeful Future

Lee Bey's Overlooked Buildings of the South Side: Overton Elementary School at 221 E. 49th Street closed in 2013.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Hyde Park’s D’Angelo Law Library: A Showstopper With Famous Architect, Rich History And Little Respect

Lee Bey's Overlooked South Side Buildings: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren was there when the cornerstone was laid. Richard M. Nixon was at the dedication. And Barack Obama taught constitutional law there from 1992 to 2004.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Frank Lloyd Wright’s West Pullman Foster House The Cheapest Wright Listing In America, Despite Its Beauty

Lee Bey's Overlooked South Side Architecture: The Stephen A. Foster House and Stable at 12147 S. Harvard Ave.

Roseland, Pullman

Pride Cleaners In Chatham: ‘As Flashy As A 1959 Cadillac — Tail Fins And All’

Lee Bey's Overlooked South Side Architecture: "An architectural creation from the Space Age, with a roof pointed toward the heavens — in all of Chicago’s 238 square miles of architecture, there is absolutely no other building like this one."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Red Brick And Terra Cotta Tower On Pershing Road Is One Of South Side’s Overlooked Gems

Lee Bey's Overlooked Buildings Of The South Side: The Central Manufacturing District Tower at 2000 W. Pershing Road.

McKinley Park

St. Gabriel Catholic Church, An Overlooked South Side Gem

Lee Bey's new book "Southern Exposure" shows off St. Gabriel Catholic Church at 600 W. 45th St. in Canaryville.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Lee Bey Chronicles South Side’s Architectural Beauty In ‘Southern Exposure’ — Something Black Chicagoans Have Long Celebrated

"There's often a sense with black South Siders, like, 'Do they know what they have?'" Bey said. "Hell yeah, they know."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham