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Abbott, Robert S. House

Chicago, Illinois
County of Cook.
National Register Number: 76000686
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: IL-7 Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 8, 1976):
From 1926 until his death in 1940, Robert Sengstacke Abbott (1870-1940), the most successful Black publisher of his era, lived in part of this large Queen Anne brick duplex. Through his newspaper, the CHICAGO DEFENDER (est. 1905), Abbott encouraged southern Blacks to leave the virulently racist South and seek a haven in the northern cities, particularly Chicago.

There is no threat to the landmark at this time.

There is no change since the last reporting period (2004)

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