Grant Park, aerial view, including the Illinois Central Railroad tracks

Title

Grant Park, aerial view, including the Illinois Central Railroad tracks

Subject

Illinois Central Railroad Company
Grant Park (Chicago, Ill.)

Description

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, with Jackson Boulevard going toward Lake Michigan at the top.

At the bottom of the photograph are several pieces of railroad equipment on the Illinois Central tracks below grade: a steam engine, freight caboose, and a number of freight cars.

This is one of Bennett's study views capturing moments of the future Grant Park space, at that time an undeveloped fairgrounds.

Creator

Bennett, Edward H. (Edward Herbert), 1874-1954

Source

Box 1, white binder, page 8

Date

1910 - 1912

Relation

Marcia O. and Edward H. Bennett III Collection (Lake Forest College)

Format

image/tiff

Type

Image

Identifier

lfspbennett00060.tif

Resolution

228 pixels per inch

Dimensions

4000 x 2592 pixels

Original Format

photographic print

Physical Dimensions

14.2 x 8.7 cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in)

Files

lfspbennett00060.tif

Citation

Bennett, Edward H. (Edward Herbert), 1874-1954 , “Grant Park, aerial view, including the Illinois Central Railroad tracks,” Digital Collections - Lake Forest College, accessed December 13, 2017, http://collections.lakeforest.edu/items/show/1902.

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