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Good Order and Consequent Beauty: Planning the Future of Chicago

July 29, 2009–September 28, 2009
Ryerson and Burnham Libraries

On July 4, 1909, the visionary planning document Plan of Chicago was publicly released by the Commercial Club and its authors Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett. As the repository of both the Burnham and Bennett archival collections, the Libraries will celebrate the centennial by featuring letters, diaries, committee minutes, reports and photographs documenting the evolution of the planning concepts, the gathering of data for the plan, and the process of publishing the book.

Please note the exhibition is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Plan of Chicago, Plate 112: Proposed boulevard to connect the north and south sides of the river; view looking north from Washington Street.