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The redevelopment of Lincoln Park is often regarded as one of the most successful examples of
urban renewal in the city. Regarded as a slum after World War II, the 1950 Local Community Fact...
01. "Ogden Avenue Design Plan," from Lincoln Park Project I brochure, Department of Urban Renewal, June 1965.
Between 1958 and 1973, central Chicago lost 21,000 inhabitants to the suburbs. The "Chicago 21"
plan—named so because it hoped to prepare Chicago for the 21st century—aimed to draw...
01. <em>Chicago 21: Plan for the Central Area Communities</em>, 1973.
J.W. Taylor (1846-1918), photographer.
View c.1890.
One of the first commercial photographers specializing in architecture J. W. Taylor worked for virtually all the major architectural...
01. <em>Chicago Aerial View</em>, J.W. Taylor.
Conceived during the economic peak of the late 1920s, the 1933 World's Fair—known officially
as A Century of Progress International Exposition—went forward despite the country's...
01. A Century of Progress International Exposition, site plan, c.1933.
1200 W. Belden Ave.
1897 by Richard E. Schmidt
Closed 1968, Demolished 1977; now the site of a nursing home
This was the first hospital designed by Richard E. Schmidt and was also...
01. Alexian Brothers Hospital
7941 S. Halsted St. 1925 by John Eberson Closed 1970s, Demolished circa 1987; now a vacant lotThe interior of the Capitol Theater was designed to resemble an ancient Roman villa. Like many other...
01. Capitol Theater
This is a view of the rebuilt Loop soon after the fire of 1871. The domed building shown at the center of the lakefront is W.W. Boyington's Interstate Exposition Building, replaced in 1893 by what is...
01. Chicago Aerial View (as seen from atop the Auditorium Building)
Chicago's public transportation system reached an important milestone in 1943 when the State
Street (Red Line) Subway—its first—opened to the public. Early post-war transit plans...
01. Chicago Looks Ahead brochure, March 1945.
Another of the Plan's six key recommendations was the widening of important streets "in order to
facilitate the movement to and from the business district." One such street was...
01. Chicago Plan Commission meeting minutes, [p.30], February 17, 1913.
The Congress Expressway, aligned on the "great avenue" that Burnham and Bennett conceived in the
Plan of Chicago, was the first superhighway linking Chicago's central business district...
01. Congress Expressway map study, Cook County Highway Dept, c.1950.
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