Plate 50 A from Plan of Chicago 1909: Chicago. View of the Proposed Park on the South Shore Looking Northwest Towards the City.

A work made of pastel on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pastel on paper.

Date:

1896

Artist:

Daniel Hudson Burnham, American, 1846-1912
Edward Herbert Bennett, American, born England, 1874-1954
Paul C. Lautrup, delineator

About this artwork

One of the most significant results of the Plan of Chicago is the system of lakefront parks, which runs over 18 miles along Lake Michigan and spans nearly the entire length of the city. Building on the landscape developed for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park, Burnham imagined these green spaces as providing a “continuous playground for the people,” with playing fields, lagoons for boating, and paths for promenades. In this drawing, the parks appear completely removed from the busy streets of the city.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Daniel Hudson Burnham (Architect)

Title

Plate 50 A from Plan of Chicago 1909: Chicago. View of the Proposed Park on the South Shore Looking Northwest Towards the City.

Origin

Chicago

Date

1896

Medium

Pastel on paper

Inscriptions

Plate noted, "From the Drawing of D. H. Burnham and Paul Lathrop (sic), 1896."

Dimensions

93.6 × 129.5 cm (37 × 51 in.)

Credit Line

On permanent loan to The Art Institute of Chicago from the City of Chicago

Reference Number

3.148.1966

Extended information about this artwork

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