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Interpretive Digital Essay : The Plan of Chicago
Bixby on the Lakefront
Chicago in 1909
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The City the Planners Saw
The Plan of Chicago
The Plan Comes Together
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Bixby on the Lakefront
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In this letter to Frederic Delano, Colonel W. H. Bixby of the United States Corps of Engineers explains that his recommendation that the city devote the lakefront below Twelfth Street to commercial rather than recreational purposes is legally possible.