Photo exhibit honors centennial of Burnham's 1909 Chicago plan

To commemorate the centennial of architect Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago, the CTA is hosting a display of historical photos that document the development of public transit in Chicago

The exhibit in the lobby at CTA headquarters, 567 W. Lake St., will be open from 8 am till 5 pm Monday through Friday. From the CTA press release:

The exhibit is comprised of approximately 30 historical photos provided
by Greg Borzo, author of The Chicago ‘L’ and documents the development
of the public transit system in Chicago which ultimately became the
CTA. Burnham, a renowned architect and city planner, co-authored the
1909 Plan of Chicago with fellow architect Edward H. Bennett.

The book laid out plans for the future of Chicago and encouraged the creation and extension of transportation systems.



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  • Hi Kevin - I stopped by the CTA HQ last week when I went to the Chicago French Market. The photos on display are quite a slice of CTA life.

  • In reply to MichaelLehet:

    Hi Michael. Glad ou liked them. The book author Greg Borzo is a friend of mine. I still haven't seen it so I need to get over there.

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