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  • Collection ID 1986.0497
  • Title Chicago Plan Commission lantern slide collection [graphic].
  • Dates 1910s-1930s.
  • Physical description 3615 transparencies : lantern slide ; 9 x 10 cm. (3 1/4 x 4 in.) or smaller.
  • Collection arrangement Organization: original order.
  • Access and usage restrictions To consult this collection in the Research Center it is necessary to make an advance appointment (email: Research@chicagohistory.org ).
  • Collection summary
    • Collection of lantern slides used by the Chicago Plan Commission, which was formed in 1909 as an outcome of the Burnham Plan. Slides were used to illustrate lectures that were given to organizations and businesses to promote the Plan. Subjects include street, park, and lakefront improvements especially in the Grant Park and south lake shore areas of Chicago; new and remodeled public buildings, such as railroad stations and museums. Slides show photographs, aerial photographs, drawings, maps, and diagrams, and sometimes text.
    • Includes illustrations for plans for other cities that were considered by Chicago planners, including London, New York City, Washington, Paris (?), Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Des Moines, Detroit, Harrisburg (Pa), Houston, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Portland, St. Louis, Seattle, and Spokane.
  • Finding Aids Note Container list available (1986-497).
  • Acquisition information Gift of Department of Planning, City of Chicago, 1986 (1986.0497).
  • Names
    • Chicago (Ill.). Department of Planning
    • Chicago Plan Commission.
    • Commercial Club of Chicago. Plan of Chicago.
    • Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912
    • Chicago (Ill.). Department of Planning
    • Chicago Plan Commission
    • Commercial Club of Chicago. Plan of Chicago.
  • Uniform Title Chicago plan.
  • Subjects
    • Waterfronts Illinois Chicago 1910-1939. lctgm
    • Streets Illinois Chicago 1910-1939. lctgm
    • Parks Illinois Chicago 1910-1939. lctgm
    • City planning Illinois Chicago 1910-1939. lctgm
    • City planning New York (State) New York. lctgm
    • City planning England London. lctgm
    • Roads Illinois Chicago 1910-1939. lctgm
    • Railroad stations Illinois Chicago 1910-1939. lctgm
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Plan.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Pictorial works.
    • Michigan, Lake
    • Chicago River (Ill.)
    • South Water Street (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Michigan Avenue (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Outer Lake Shore Drive Chicago (Ill.)
    • Avondale Avenue (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Lincoln Park (Chicago, Ill)
    • Grant Park (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Loop (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Near North Side (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Genre
    • Lantern slides. gmgpc
    • Aerial photographs. gmgpc
    • Maps. aat
    • Planning drawings. aat
    • Diagrams. aat
  • Uniform title Chicago plan.
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/1986/497.htm