Chrysanthemum: The Official Flower of Chicago
On June 17,1966 by a resolution adopted in a City Council meeting, the chrysanthemum was designated the official flower of the City of Chicago in response to the request of the Committee on Beautification of Chicago. From the City Council Journal of the Proceedings:
Chrysanthemum Designated as Official Flower of City of Chicago.
Honorable Richard J. Daley, Mayor, on behalf of himself and the other members of the City Council, submitted the following proposed resolution:
WHEREAS, The importance and interest in the beautification of the cities throughout the country have been highlighted by the great interest of the First Lady and the women throughout the country; and
WHEREAS, The City of Chicago, desiring to achieve a more beautiful environment, has enthusiastically responded to the call for beautifying this great city; and
WHEREAS, The Mayor has appointed a Committee on Beautification of Chicago, which has been endeavoring to accomplish the objectives of enhancing the attractiveness of every community within our city, in order that our whole city will be a more beautiful place in which to live; and
WHEREAS, The Committee has requested that the Chrysanthemum be named the official flower of the City of Chicago; now, therefore,
Be It Resolved by the members of the City Council of the City of Chicago that, in response to the request of the Committee on Beautification of Chicago, we hereby designate the Chrysanthemum as the official flower of the City of Chicago.
Committee consideration was dispensed with by unanimous consent, and on motion of Alderman Keane said proposed resolution was Adopted, unanimously.
- Chicago City Council. Journal of the Proceedings, June 17, 1966, p. 6790.
- City of Chicago. Municipal Handbook, p. D6.