Groundbreaking Tuesday for National Public Housing Museum in Little Italy

CHICAGO (CBS)– A museum more than a decade in the making will break ground Tuesday morning in Little Italy.

For 15 years, the National Public Housing Museum has been in the planning and development stage and will finally open to the public in 2023.

The story of public housing in Chicago gets new life this morning. On @cbschicago: how this historic building will be transformed into a museum

— Marissa Perlman (@MPerlmanNews) October 11, 2022

The site, the historic Jane Addams homes, has been vacant since 2002.

The museum creators want to tell the story of public housing in this country, which includes every race, ethnicity, age and religion. That story includes hearing from some who grew up public housing and share the good, and the bad, of this piece of history.

"I think we have an American story that we need to tell and tell it through peoples lives and peoples lives who lived there," National Public Housing Museum board chair Sunny Fischer said. 

The museum interviewed many of its board members, all who had an experience with public housing.

The groundbreaking is set for 10 a.m., and the museum will open next year.

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October 11, 2022 at 07:03AM

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