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Jackson Park Historic Landscape District and Midway Plaisance

  • Also Known As: Site of the World's Columbian Exposition

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1893/04/21 Charles W Goldsmith Work Goldsmith presents Expo officials his plan and four postcards of the Agricultural Building, Fisheries Building, Woman's Building and Naval Exhibit. The committee awards Goldsmith the license for 100 slot-machines on the fairgrounds to sell his cards. World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893/05/01 Burnham and Root Architect World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Festival Hall World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893/05/01 Grover Cleveland Dignitary World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Festival Hall World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893/05/01 Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr Poet World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Festival Hall World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893/06/00 Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show Buffalo Bill's Wild West show plays next to the World's Columbian Exposition fairgrounds World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893/06/00 William F Cody Entertainer Buffalo Bill's Wild West show plays next to the World's Columbian Exposition fairgrounds World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893/06/00 Edgar Rice Burroughs Work Edgar Burroughs promotes his father's American Battery Company by driving an electric car around the grounds of the World's Fair during the Summer of 1893. World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893/10/09 World's Columbian Exposition's Chicago Day sets a world record of 751,026 people attending an outdoor event. World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893/12/00 Charles W Goldsmith Work Charles Goldsmith sells a total of 1,858,000 picture post cards, 2 for 5 cents via vending machines, at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The multi colored cards include the Administration, Electrical, the Fine Arts and the Machinery buildings. Arrival of the Picture Postcard
1894/00/00 American Lithographic Company Manufacturer The American Lithographic Company sells an estimated 2,000,000 picture postcards featuring the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago from a deal made by Charles Goldsmith. Arrival of the Picture Postcard
1929/00/00 American Lithographic Company End The American Lithographic Company is liquidated.
1934/04/10 To reduce duplication of services, streamline operations and collect funding from Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, voters approve the Park Consolidation Act of 1934, which merges Chicago's 22 individual park districts into one Chicago Park District.

Places

PlaceAsNotedInType
PlaceAsNotedInType
Jackson Urban Park, Chicago
Midway Plaisance Park, Chicago

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Particulars for Jackson Park Historic Landscape District and Midway Plaisance:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Area of Significance Community Planning and Development
Other Description French Beaux-Arts
Sight Category Historic District
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Owner Local
Level of Significance National
US Government Program New Deal
Historic Use Park
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 72001565
Resource Type:
Owner: Local
Architect: Olmsted,Frederick Law; Taft,Lorado
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: French Beaux-Arts
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National; State
Area of Significance: Community Planning and Development, Landscape architecture, Art, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1871, 1893
Historic Function: Landscape
Historic Sub-Function: Park
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park

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