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The Colonnade and fountain in the northwest corner of Millennium Park recreate and commemorate the work of Edward Bennett.

Colonnade and Fountain in Millenium Park


The most modest and traditional piece of architecture in Millennium Park is located near the southeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street. A plaque on the colonnade notes that this is a replica of the original colonnade, designed by Edward Bennett, which was located here.

See also: Grant Park; Loop; Park Districts

Grant Park


This 1929 photograph of Grant Park, looking northwest, also appears in the previous section. Michigan Avenue, which runs along the far side of the park, disappears from view just above Randolph Street. If one zooms in on the southeast corner of Michigan and Randolph, one can see Bennett's original colonnade and fountain, which were here from 1917 until the mid-1950s.

See also: Grant Park; Landscape Design