CTA Hosts Photo Exhibit Honoring Centennial of Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago

December 11, 2009

Historical Photos Document the Development of Public Transit in Chicago

 
As Chicago observes the centennial of architect Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago, the Chicago Transit Authority is hosting an exhibit of historic transit photographs in the lobby of CTA headquarters at 567 W. Lake Street that runs through the end of February.
 
The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
The exhibit is comprised of approximately 30 historical photos provided by Greg Borzo, author of The Chicago 'L' and documents the development of the public transit system in Chicago which ultimately became the CTA. 
 
Burnham, a renowned architect and city planner, co-authored the 1909 Plan of Chicago with fellow architect Edward H. Bennett. The book laid out plans for the future of Chicago and encouraged the creation and extension of transportation systems.
 
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