Grant Park landscape, 1950

The landscaping of Grant Park, shown in about 1950, followed Daniel Burnham's 1909 plan, which called for formal, symmetrical gardens. Burnham's plan, however, placed the Field Museum at the heart of the park. After retailer Montgomery Ward defeated that proposal in court, Buckingham Fountain was constructed there instead.
Photo courtesy Chicago Park District
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