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The Obsidian Collection

The Obsidian Collection
The Obsidian Collection

Bronzeville’s Obsidian Collection Nears Finish Line As It Goes For City Council Approval

The $3.8 million project would be home to a digital archive center and co-working hub inside the historical Lu and Jorja Palmer mansion on King Drive.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville’s Obsidian Collection Faces The Public As It Pushes To Turn Palmer Mansion Into Its New Home

After a year of delays, the team behind the Palmer Mansion renovation unveiled their plan to residents at a spirited public meeting.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Owner Of Historic Lu Palmer Mansion Says Ald. King Is Stalling Planned Black Media Archive, Community Center At Site

Angela Ford accused King of blocking her proposal to open a museum in the 133-year-old home. King said Ford is misrepresenting the scope of the project, calling it "a Soho House next to your home."

Bronzeville, Near South Side

With Plans To Convert Palmer Mansion Into A Black Media Archive, The Groups Based Out Of Its Coach House Push To Continue Their Work

The Obsidian Collection plans to buy the Palmers' mansion at 3656 S. King Drive and the adjacent coach house, which is home to two organizations founded by Lu Palmer.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

In Bronzeville, A Push To Preserve Historic Lu Palmer Mansion — And Chicago’s Black Media Legacy

The 133-year-old mansion at 3654 S. King Drive has been vacant for nearly two decades. The Obsidian Collection is ready to buy the home and turn it into a museum, library and archive for Black journalists and content creators.

Bronzeville, Near South Side