Building Chicago’s Public Spaces with Julia Bachrach

In partnership with the Chicago Architecture Center, park historian Julia Bachrach highlights two major architectural themes in park history: the Museum of Science and Industry—built as the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition—and the fieldhouse, an influential building type invented in Chicago. Discussed are original drawings by architects Daniel H. Burnham and Charles B. Atwood, which have rarely been seen by the public before.

This event was in conjunction with the exhibit From Swamps to Parks: Building Chicago's Public Spaces, on display now at Harold Washington Library Center in the 9th floor Exhibit Hall.

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