Grant Park, Chicago, north of Monroe Street

Title

Grant Park, Chicago, north of Monroe Street

Subject

Grant Park (Chicago, Ill.)

Description

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 the 2000's by Millennium Park. The summer image includes plantings on the classic balustrades.

This fascinating image shows the character of the structures north and northwest of the new park, with the 1917-built Peristyle on the upper right, at the north end of the new park, inserted between Michigan Avenue and Illinois Central Railroad tracks, not in view below on the right, and shielded from sight by the new balustrade. The new street lights, the limestone balustrades, the fountain, all reflect Paris models (see the images of similar features in the Tuileries and the Place de la Concorde from Bennett's study photo collection).

Creator

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

Source

Box 1, white binder, page 10

Date

1917? - 1920?

Relation

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

Format

image/tiff

Identifier

lfspbennett00062.tif

Resolution

228 pixels per inch

Dimensions

4000 × 3188 pixels

Original Format

photographic print

Physical Dimensions

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

Files

lfspbennett00062.tif

Citation

Bennett, Edward H. (Edward Herbert), 1874-1954, “Grant Park, Chicago, north of Monroe Street,” Digital Collections - Lake Forest College, accessed December 13, 2017, http://collections.lakeforest.edu/items/show/1904.

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