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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
Illinois Central Railroad Depot, 1858
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Illinois Central depot and grain elevators, south of the Chicago River, north of what would become Grant Park, 1858.