Black House Renovation Project
Update: November 17, 2020
Work continues on the interior and exterior of the Black House. Since our last update here are a few things that have been done:
- Painting of the exterior is 75% percent complete
- Olsen Tuckpointing (mason contractor) has completed the elevator installation to the 3rd floor
- Wood siding repairs have begun and are currently ahead of schedule
We are trying to get as much of the exterior work done before the weather changes and the temperature get colder. We will take a picture of the house once the painting in complete. We remain steadfast towards the completion of the project.
Northwestern University has committed to a renovation of The Black House located at 1914 Sheridan Road. In partnership with university stakeholders, Moody-Nolan architects, and additional community members, the project is currently in the design development phase, with construction anticipated to begin on July 1, 2019. The full project will be rooted in a shared vision of what the Black House could be while respecting its historical significance to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the Evanston community.
Note of Gratitude
A note of gratitude is in order to thank those who have come before us to advocate for the Black and African American student experience on Northwestern’s campus. Only through acknowledging and embracing our history can we understand what might be possible for our future with the Black House.
It is with this in mind that we situate these efforts to renovate the Black House in the listening that has come before this process. Situate these efforts in dialogue that has ensued. Situate these efforts in the national and historical contexts that inform the needs for the Black and African American students to be successful at Northwestern, and to contribute to the strength of the alumni network.