Among the many proposals for Grant Park was this one by Frederick Law Olmsted's sons for the South Park Commission in 1903. The Field Columbian Museum (note how much larger it is than the original Art Institute of Chicago building) dominates the park. It is situated, as the
Plan of Chicago
would recommend, along an extended Congress Street. North and south of the museum are large meadows, to the east are a boat landing and a lakeshore parkway bordered by trees, and to the west are the Illinois Central right-of-way, a landscaped line of basins, and then Michigan Avenue.
Creator: Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects
Source: Chicago Historical Society (ICHi-34659)