Edward H. Bennett Collection

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Edward H. Bennett Collection

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A collection of materials relating to architect and planner Edward H. Bennett (1874-1954).

Items in the Edward H. Bennett Collection Collection

Michigan Avenue, aerial view, near Congress Street and future Grant Park, with holiday crowd
The crowd on Michigan Avenue around Congress Street and in the future Grant Park is the focus of this view, taken on a bright afternoon, with shadows falling into the park from behind the buildings facing the future park.

This view dates from…

Grant Park, aerial view, Illinois Central Railroad Tracks (no.1)
This view taken by Bennett from the rooftop of the Railway Exchange Building, Michigan Avenue, shows the future Grant Park prior to its development and to the infill land to the south where the Field Museum later would stand, at this time still in…

Grant Park, aerial view, Illinois Central Railroad Tracks (no. 2)
This is one of two aerial views, which focuses on the land east-south-east of the photographer Edward Bennett's vantage point on the Railway Exchange Building, Michigan Avenue. The occasion is a military encampment, 1909-1912, with many small tents…

Knights of Pythias Review (no. 3)
Part of series with photograph labeled "Knights of Pythias Review" on verso. This photograph is identified as a Grant Park celebration of 1917 by William Hudson Harper in Chicago: A History and Forecast: 1921, p. 166. The Chicago Tribune in 1917…

Knights of Pythias review (no. 2)
Part of series with photograph labeled "Knights of Pythias Review" on verso. This photograph is identified as a Grant Park celebration of 1917 by William Hudson Harper in Chicago: A History and Forecast: 1921, p. 166. The Chicago Tribune in 1917…

Knights of Pythias review (no. 1)
Marked on the verso in pencil as "Knights of Pythias Review" by the photographer planner Edward H. Bennett, this photograph is identified as a Grant Park celebration in 1917 by William Hudson Harper, Chicago: A History and Forecast, 1921, p. 166. The…

Grant Park, aerial view, including the Illinois Central Railroad tracks
This aerial view of Grant Park was possibly photographed from the Peoples' Gas Company building (completed in 1911) with Monroe Street going to Lake Michigan at the top. An alternative vantage point is from the top of the Railway Exchange Building,…

Grant Park with peristyle
The 1917 Grant Park Peristyle appears in this photo looking north from the roof of the Railway Exchange Building during a 1918 parade on Michigan Avenue, perhaps for the November 11, 1918 Armistice. The park west of the Illinois Central Railroad…

Grant Park, Chicago, north of Monroe Street
The new Grant Park (Chicago), designed by Edward H. Bennett, is shown here looking from Monroe Street at the edge of the Illinois Central Railroad tracks (right, not shown) north to the 1917 Peristyle designed by Bennett. This has been replaced in…

Michigan Avenue, aerial view, looking south to future Grant Park site
This view by Edward Bennett leaning way out from the parapet of the Railway Exchange Building rooftop, shows Michigan Avenue looking south, and at the south end of the future Grant Park, at Twelfth Street (later Cermak Road), the Illinois Central…

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