Former Residence of Robert Abbott

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4742 S. King Dr., Chicago IL 60615

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Newspaper publisher Robert S. Abbott (1868-1940) founded The Chicago Defender and built it into one of the nation’s most influential and widely distributed African American newspapers. He purchased a house at 4742 South Grand Boulevard (now King Dr.) in 1926 and lived there until his death. Selected as a Chicago Tribute Marker of Distinction.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a private residence.

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