By John Graf

No different urban on the planet has a park procedure as nice as Chicago’s, such as over 550 parks totaling greater than 7,000 acres. every one park has its personal tale, in addition to distinct features and heritage, and but nearly all of Chicagoans are usually not conscious of the wealth, style, and sheer variety of parks that exist, to assert not anything of the information they
project, the heritage they commemorate, and the origins in their names. Chicago’s Parks: A Photographic heritage seeks to treatment this oversight. From Chicago’s first park, Dearborn Park, to its extra recognized parks of provide and Lincoln, this booklet presents a wealth of data in regards to the origins of the names and plans of those Chicago landmarks. a proper plan for the production of a park process was once constructed in 1869, and shortly Chicago had many of the maximum parks to be came across at any place on the planet. while Chicago used to be based in 1837, the city’s fathers followed the motto urbs in horto, or “the urban set in a garden.” regardless of the varied alterations that experience taken position during the last one hundred sixty years, Chicago continues to be a urban set in a backyard. Chicago’s Parks: A Photographic background captures the expansion of that “garden” with its approximately two hundred ancient photographs.

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