Plate 114 from The Plan of Chicago, 1909: Chicago. Proposed Boulevard and Parkway on Michigan Avenue and Pine Street

A work made of graphite, watercolor, and chalk on paper.
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  • A work made of graphite, watercolor, and chalk on paper.

Date:

1909

Artist:

Daniel Hudson Burnham, American, 1846-1912
Edward Herbert Bennett, American, born England, 1874-1954
Chris U. Bagge, delineator

About this artwork

Although only portions were put into effect, the 1909 Plan of Chicago remains one of the largest and most comprehen- sive proposals for the transformation of an American city. One of its main goals was to enrich the city through the addition of expansive lakefront parks and lagoons. Grant Park, for example, began as a piece of land between the lake and the Loop commercial district that was to be redesigned to host a prestigious roster of cultural institutions, including the existing Art Institute, natural history museum, and library. Burnham hoped that the ensemble would help to edify and unify the citizens of this growing metropolis at a time of urban unrest around the country.

On View

Architecture and Design, Gallery 285

Artist

Daniel Hudson Burnham

Title

Plate 114 from The Plan of Chicago, 1909: Chicago. Proposed Boulevard and Parkway on Michigan Avenue and Pine Street

Origin

Chicago

Date

1909

Medium

Graphite, watercolor, and chalk on paper

Inscriptions

CHR. U.B.

Dimensions

72.7 × 154.3 cm (28 3/4 × 60 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

20.148.1966

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