September 9, 2010
Cartographic Tales of Chicago History
Historic maps of Chicago tell all kinds of intriguing stories about the city's origins and development: vanished creeks and woods, big projects never accomplished, forgotten ethnic groups and neighborhoods, mysterious subdivisions, abandoned industrial areas, vice districts and world's fairs, ghosts of railroad stations and streetcar lines and freight tunnels, reminders of a constantly changing Loop. Dennis McClendon, a Chicago geographer and historian who produced the maps for the Encyclopedia of Chicago, will show the interesting stories seen in various corners of three dozen maps from Chicago's past.
The Newberry Library, Ruggles Hall
Thursday, September 16, 5:30 pm, doors open; 6:00 program
Admission is free and no reservations are required. This program is sponsored by the Chicago Map Society. A small donation at the door is encouraged and greatly appreciated.
Chicago Growth 1850-1990: Maps by Dennis McClendon
The Plan of Chicago: A Regional Legacy by Dennis McClendon
Mapmaking and Map Publishing (Encyclopedia of Chicago)
Historical Maps of Chicago (Map shown is Chicago, 1859)
1931 Chicago Gangland Map Available
Where, What and When: Historic Maps of Old Chicago