Encyclopedia o f Chicago
Interpretive Digital Essay : The Plan of Chicago
The Plan of Chicago
Chicago in 1909
Planning Before the Plan
Antecedents and Inspirations
The City the Planners Saw
The Plan of Chicago
The Plan Comes Together
Creating the Plan
Reading the Plan
A Living Document
Planners in Burnham's Office
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Several of the key developers of the Plan of Chicago pose here during a meeting and a meal in 1908 in Daniel Burnham's Railway Exchange Building office. Starting from the left and going clockwise around the table, they are Edward B. Butler, Daniel H. Burnham, Charles D. Norton, Clyde M. Carr, Edward F. Carry, Edward H. Bennett, John DeLaMater, Charles G. Dawes, Charles H. Wacker, John V. Farwell, John W. Scott, Emerson B. Tuttle, Theodore W. Robinson, Charles H. Thorne, and John G. Shedd. Behind them are illustrations from the Plan.