Tour 10: Chicago Explored: Legacy of Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett’s 1909 Plan of Chicago

Saturday, January 7, 2012: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Parlor A (Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers)

Tour leader: Dennis McClendon, Chicago CartoGraphics

Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett's 1909 vision for the city is still revered a century later. But the plan's actual results are often misunderstood or forgotten. This bus tour of the central city will look at the plan's physical legacies: Navy Pier, North Michigan Avenue, Northerly Island, a straightened river, Ogden Avenue, Congress Parkway, Union Station, and Wacker Drive. We will look at projects that greatly benefited the city, at proposals that later generations reconsidered, and at heroic accomplishments that in the end meant little. All participants will receive the booklet “The Plan of Chicago: A Regional Legacy.”

(Limit 30 people) $30 members, $35 nonmembers

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