On July 4, 1909, Daniel H. Burnham and the Commercial Club of Chicago unveiled the culmination of
three years of work and a decade of preparation. The Plan of Chicago, considered a fundamental
urban planning document, presented one group's radical vision for a more beautiful, orderly, and unified city. Edward H. Bennett, who served as Chief Assistant and co-author of the Plan,
survived Burnham by over four decades and with the cooperation of the Chicago Plan Commission became a significant force in the drive to realize the Plan's goals as well as one of its staunchest defenders.
- Edward H. Bennett, untitled typescript, c.1929.
- Ten Years of the Chicago Plan Commission brochure, April 1920.
- Chicago Plan By the Board of Local Improvements brochure, 1922.
- Edward H. Bennett to Edward B. Butler, May 19, 1914.
- Chicago Plan Commission meeting minutes, p.44, February 17, 1913.
- Grant Park and northern vicinity, March 17, 1929.