Plan of the South Open Ground, the Upper Plaisance, the Midway Plaisance, the Lake Open Ground, the Lagoon Plaisance and the Parkway Quadrant : as proposed to be laid out by Olmsted, Vaux & Co. landscape architects


Plan of the South Open Ground, the Upper Plaisance, the Midway Plaisance, the Lake Open Ground, the Lagoon Plaisance and the Parkway Quadrant

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Title:
Plan of the South Open Ground, the Upper Plaisance, the Midway Plaisance, the Lake Open Ground, the Lagoon Plaisance and the Parkway Quadrant : as proposed to be laid out by Olmsted, Vaux & Co. landscape architects
Description:
America Transformed: As people flocked to cities in the late 19th century, Americans recognized that cities lacked space where locals could enjoy nature and its health benefits. In 1869, Chicago decided that it needed a system of parks and green boulevards. City officials hired Frederick Law Olmsted, who had designed New York City's Central Park and Boston's Emerald Necklace. This plan, published in 1871, offers a vision of Chicago with open lawns, trees, and a lagoon along Lake Michigan. This site was chosen for the location of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and today this chain of green spaces is Washington Park, the Midway Plaisance, and Jackson Park.
Creator:
South Park Commission (Chicago, Ill.)
Date:
1871
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Olmsted and Vaux (Firm)
Parks--Illinois--Chicago--Maps
Chicago (Ill.)--Maps
Jackson Park (Chicago, Ill.)--Maps
Places:
IllinoisCook (county)ChicagoJackson Park
Publisher:
Chicago : The Commission
Notes:
Oriented with north to the left.
Includes table of areas and distances.
"Photo lith by the N.Y. Lithg. Engrg. & Printg. Co."
Exhibited: "America Transformed. Part 2: Homesteads to Modern Cities," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019-2020.
Extent:
1 map ; 47 x 37 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:960]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_011144
Call #:
G4104.C6:2J2 1871 .C45
Barcode:
39999065681155
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