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April 2019

The City Logical: Edward P. Brennan Makes Sense of the Grid

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60659 United States
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While most Chicagoans know about Daniel Burnham and "the City Beautiful" movement, few recall that in the same year the 1909 Plan of Chicago was published, Chicago also regularized its street address system, beginning a long (and still unfinished) effort to make street names and numbering consistent across town.  Edward P. Brennan, an early  Rogers Park resident, was the freelance urban planner and political gadfly who made State and Madison Streets the East-West and North-South axes of our grid and…

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