James S. Parker Collection 1900-2003

Thank you to our newest Life Time member James S. Parker.

Mr. Parker contributed greatly to our Bronzeville property database.  Mr. Parker donated more than 1,500 images detailing Bronzeville community buildings and streetscapes from 1950’s to 1999.  Mr. Parker has also supported Bronzeville Historical Society by advocating for our continued presence at the Stephen A. Douglas Tomb State Historic Site.

Inquiries regarding Bronzeville addresses can be sent to bronzevillehistoricalsociety@gmail.com.  Photos and descriptions in our data base define mostly the boundaries between 18th Street on the North, 51st Street on the South, State Street on the West and Lake Park Blvd. on the East.

James S. Parker is the grandson of Robert P. Parker.  Robert P. Parker is a noted advocate for justice, labor, and civic leadership.  Parkers’ book, “Oratorical Discourse” was published in 1929.  The book is highly relevant today.

Oratorical Discourses by Robert P. Parker