Sunday, December 2, 2007

Riverwalk Gateway [Murals XI: Grant Park and the Burnham Plan] - by Ellen Lanyon

Riverwalk Gateway..
Continued from the post, Riverwalk Gateway.. click here..
Mural XI: Grant Park and the Burnham Plan..

Daniel Burnham created a grand design which protected Chicago's lakefront from the industrial development typical of other waterfront cities of the world.
1909: The Burnham Plan called for parks, monuments and museums along Lake Michigan. 1926: Buckingham Fountain had been completed, and the Burnham Plan for Grant Park was well established.

Postcards show the Field Museum of Natural History, built between 1911 and 1919, followed by the John G. Shedd Aquarium in 1929, and the Adler Planetarium in 1931. Today, these three major sites in Grant Park comprise the Museum Campus..

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