Proposed Chicago Civic Center, Chicago, Illinois, Perspective

A work made of ink, colored inks, graphite, and watercolor on toned paper.

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  • A work made of ink, colored inks, graphite, and watercolor on toned paper.

Date:

1908

Artist:

Daniel Hudson Burnham (American, 1846-1912)
Edward Herbert Bennett (American, born England, 1874-1954)
Jules Valée Guérin (American, 1866-1946)

About this artwork

Daniel H. Burnham's renowned Plan of Chicago of 1909 was the first comprehensive metropolitan plan in America. One of the many views executed by Jules Guerin to illustrate Burnham's ideas is this proposal for a Civic Center. Never undertaken, the imposing classical structure would have been the centerpiece of a major new development at Halsted and Congress streets.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Jules Guérin

Title

Proposed Chicago Civic Center, Chicago, Illinois, Perspective

Origin

Chicago

Date

1908

Medium

Ink, colored inks, graphite, and watercolor on toned paper

Inscriptions

Initialed & dated at bottom left, "JG 1908"

Dimensions

76.8 × 58.5 cm (30 1/4 × 23 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Edward H. Bennett, Jr.

Reference Number

1989.457

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