The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


Chartered in 1976, the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation protects the historic visual character of Lake Forest, Illinois, home town of Plan of Chicago co-author Edward Bennett.  The Foundation presents a year of programs, lectures and site visits related to the work of Edward Bennett with an emphasis on preservation and planning of the city beautiful movement including the ideas of Charles Dyer Norton.

Partner Category: Civic and Non-Profit Organization

Centennial Activities

Sunday, November 1, 2009 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Edward Bennett and the Plan of Chicago

Lake Forest Preservation Foundation

Edward H. Bennett is often an overlooked aspect of the 1909 Plan of Chicago. Fresh from his diploma at the École de Paris, he brought a French classic perspective to the preparation of the Plan. He also adapted to changing cultural situations in ways Daniel Burnham would not have foreseen. [MORE]


Lake Forest Preservation Foundation
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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