Encyclopedia ofChicago
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
Promotion
Implementation
Heritage
1909 Chicago
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Click on the boxes in "Controls" to display or remove the designated features of Chicago in 1909. Note the relationship between different physical and social components of the city. For example, the densely populated neighborhood by the Union Stock Yard and packinghouses southeast of Archer Avenue on the city's South Side is a significant distance from both the lakefront and any major park.