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Chicago (Ill.) Dept. of Planning records about the Near North Side

Architectural drawings and renderings for Lake Shore Drive near the Oak Street interchange, rapid transit subway plans, Near North Side sidewalk plans, a map of land use for the Near North Side as of January 1970, and a metropolitan transportation study map. All records pertaining to the Chicago ...

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Chicago Plan Commission lantern slide collection, 1910s-1930s.

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 espe...

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City of Chicago Maps, [ca. 1673-ongoing, bulk 1800-2000]

In the Research Center, please request a map by its author/title, category, date, and its number (if there is one). This is a collection of maps relating to the city of Chicago, or the area that was to become Chicago. Some maps include insets of more than one time period and this is indicated in ...


James Wadsworth diaries and account books

Diaries (17 vols., 1849-1853, 1885-1900) and account books (1847-1855, 1877, 1880-1884) of Wadsworth. The diaries briefly note associates encountered, use of local transportation, particularly the Illinois Central Railroad, real estate transactions, church activities, and the founding of the firs...


Journal of a voyage from Boston to Chicago

Anonymous journal (incomplete) of a voyage from Boston (Mass.), along the Atlantic coast, around Florida, up the Gulf of Mexico to New Orleans, up the Mississippi River to the Illinois River, through the Illinois and Michigan Canal to Chicago, by propeller steamboat on Lake Michigan to New Buffal...

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Milton Pikarsky papers, 1942-1984

Correspondence, speeches, and articles, 1962-1978; scrapbooks, 1965-1973; appointment books, 1974-1977; reports, newspaper clippings, awards, and other papers of Milton Pikarsky, a civil engineer who served as commissioner of public works for the City of Chicago, Illinois (1964-1973); and chairma...

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