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Make Big Plans: Daniel Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis

Jules Guerin, “View Looking South Over the Lagoons of the Proposed Park for the South Shore,” from Plan of Chicago (Chicago: The Commercial Club, 1909), pl. LI. Chicago History Museum, ICHi-68614.

“View Looking South Over the Lagoons of the Proposed Park for the South Shore,” by Jules Guerin, from Plan of Chicago (Chicago: The Commercial Club, 1909), pl. LI. Chicago History Museum, ICHi-68614.

This web resource critically examines the historical place and impact of Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett’s landmark 1909 Plan of Chicago within the wider development of visions of the American metropolis. The site features maps, plans, photographs, drawings, views, and other images generated by planning agencies, private interests, and individuals that illustrate the planning, development, and promotion of American cities.