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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
First Regiment Armory
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This forbidding five-story structure, which went by various names over its long life, was erected in 1890 and stood on the northwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Sixteenth Street until 1968.