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The planners were eager to keep subscribers aware of how the process was progressing, in part so that they would be willing to contribute again as more funds were needed.

Invitation to a Special Viewing


Subscribers were invited to special viewings on February 28 and 29, 1908. Although Burnham himself was ill and could not attend, the viewings went on as scheduled.

See also: Burnham Plan; Commercial Club of Chicago; Planning Chicago

Appeal to Subscribers


On November 19, 1908, the planners sent out this solicitation to subscribers, summarizing the work to date and asking for pledges of another three hundred dollars from each subscriber.

See also: Burnham Plan; Commercial Club of Chicago