The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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Messenger Public Library of North Aurora provides materials and services to Community residents to meet their educational, recreational, and social needs. Special emphasis is placed on providing popular materials and on stimulating interest and appreciation for lifelong reading and learning.
Messenger Public Library of North Aurora has partnered with two other libraries in the Fox Valley corridor in Northern Illinois to create Fox Valley Reads, offering a schedule of Burnham-themed events.

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Centennial Activities

Thursday, October 29, 2009 7:00pm

No Little Plans: The Roads of Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago

Messenger Public Library

Take a look at Daniel Burnham's concepts for road building that included grand boulevards, as well as a system of radiating and encircling highways throughout Chicago and the suburbs. He wrote, "While good highways are of great value to the terminal cities, they are of even greater value to the outlying towns and of greatest value to the farming communities through which they pass." This presentation looks at the four encircling and many radiating highways proposed by The Plan and how that plan differed markedly from our current dependence on tollways and expressways. [MORE]

Messenger Public Library

Open to the public:
M-Th: 9am-9pm; F-Sa: 9am-5pm; Su: 1-5pm

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