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  • South Pond Project 1850’s to present Brian Houck
  • 2008 - Lincoln Park announces South Pond renovation, 12 million project with 4 million from Chicago Park District 2007 google pictures - chicagoland, lpz grounds, and south pond
  • 1795 - Reason for settlement in Chicago 1837 – May, city incorporated with 350 people 1843 - burials start in the site, called City Cemetery - divided into a Potter's Field, Catholic, Jewish and general city cemetery 1795 Midwest map
  • 1858-1865 - Development of the city, sewage, disease, and foul air are significant problems. Physician John Rauch leads a public movement to remove the bodies. Calls it a public health threat. Urges a replacement with a park to be the "lungs of the city". 1860 - deaths from typhoid average 65 in 100,000 per year 1863 - First expansion of Lincoln Park 10-mile ditch begun in an effort to drain Chicago 1863 first expansion
  • 1864 - 1868 - Lake Park was designated as a recreational area. The 120-acre cemetery at the site had most of its graves removed and would be expanded to include more than 1,000 acres of woodlands, bridle paths, playgrounds, golf courses and museums. 1868 – German use of park 1868 German Saengerfest in Wright's Grove
  • 1865 - renamed Lincoln Park 1868 – gift of two pairs of swans from Central Park in NYC 1868 - Lincoln Park Commission formed, one of three state initiatives in the city of Chicago 10-mile ditch not working so much at this end and becomes ponds 1869 - Swain Nelson redraws a plan 1868 Swain Nelson Map
  • 1858 - 1864 - graves in cemetery to be Lincoln Park 1865 – renamed Lincoln Park, Lake Park before 1869 – bodies truly begin to be moved out of Lincoln Park
  • 1870 - Expansion continuing, 4 - 10,000 Confederate Civil War soldiers who died in prisioners relocated to other cemeteries 1870 - LP map cemetery
  • 1871 - Chicago Fire, October 1871 Chicago fire map
  • 1885 - South Pond with boats shown 1885 - 12% of city dies with cholera and other diseases 1889 – 10 Mile Ditch aka Sanitary Canal & Ship Channel a 28 mile stretch through glacial moraine and bedrock to reverse river flow- completed 1890-1900 - South Pond boat use 1885 South Pond with boats
  • 1890 - Conservatory Palm house finished 1891 - Grant Monument finished 1893 - Columbian Exposition in southern part of city 1893 - Academy of Sciences building finished 1893 Academy of Sciences 1891 Grant Monument
  • 1899 map of LP, shows beginnings of what is today
  • 1900 - Sanitary Canal finished - 10-Mile Ditch, Ship Canal finished, river reversed 1900-1910 - Sunday recreation 1900-1910 LP aerial postcard 1900 - 1910 Sunday recreation 1913 Electric fountain 1950 - 1960 Goethe photo
  • 1904 - 1910 Lincoln Park space nearly doubles, O.C Simmonds plan complete 1909-1912 - 6 hole Golf course at Diversey opens up 1916 - 1926 - auto use dramatically increases and the outer Lake Shore Drive expansion is planned 1934 - Chicago Park District is formed with 15M in PWA funds, consolidated the three park commissions 1935 - 1941 - 10,000 laborers add to park as part of New Deal programs 1945 - post war improvements - 60M 1950's - expansion up to Ardmore 1950’s? aerial postcard
  • 1995 - Lincoln Park Zoological Society assumes management of Lincoln Park Zoo from Chicago Park District 1989 - long range planning begins with Lincoln Park Steering CommitteeGoals outlined for area: *Improve character of the South Pond by improving the structural integrity and landscape appearance of the edges. *Develop pond as wildlife area. 1995 - Lincoln Park Framework Plan completed - suggests return of natural area for South Pond
  • 2008 - Lincoln Park announces South Pond renovation, 12 million project with 4 million from Chicago Park District 2007 google pictures - chicagoland, lpz grounds, and south pond
  • 2008 - Lincoln Park announces South Pond renovation, 12 million project with 4 million from Chicago Park District 2007 google pictures - chicagoland, lpz grounds, and south pond
  • 2008 - Lincoln Park announces South Pond renovation, 12 million project with 4 million from Chicago Park District 2007 google pictures - chicagoland, lpz grounds, and south pond
  • 2008 - Lincoln Park announces South Pond renovation, 12 million project with 4 million from Chicago Park District 2007 google pictures - chicagoland, lpz grounds, and south pond
  • describe the intended ecological/conservation vision of the site define the importance of this landscape 2010 - South Pond nearing completion pictures from this month
  • describe the intended ecological/conservation vision of the site define the importance of this landscape 2010 - South Pond nearing completion pictures from this month
  • Importance of fencing Importance of funding Importance of picnicing Importance of programming pictures from this month
  • References: http://www.corsinet.com/chicago/chicagot.html, Encyclepedia of Chicago online, http://www.lindahall.org/events_exhib/exhibit/exhibits/civil/chicago_river.shtml Images of America Lincoln Park Chicago, Melanie Ann Apel, In Association with the Chicago Historical Society, Arcadia Publishing, 2002 Lincoln Park Framework Plan: A Plan For Management and Restoration, Partnership by the Chicago Park District and the Lincoln Park Steering Committee, Spring 1995 Conversations with Julia Bachrach, Chicago Park District Historian Conversations with Norm Raidl, Lincoln Park Conservancy Docent Program Manager

Historical Preservation and Environmental Stewartship - Two Mutually Exclusive Goals?  Houck Historical Preservation and Environmental Stewartship - Two Mutually Exclusive Goals? Houck Presentation Transcript

  • South Pond Project 1850’s to present Brian Houck
    • 2007
    • 1795
    • 1837
    • 1843
    • 1863
    • 1858
    • 1860
    • 1864
    • 1868
    • 1865
    • 1868
    • 1869
    • 1869
    • 1870
    • 1871
    • 1885
    • 1889
    • 1890
    • 1891
    • 1893
    • 1899
    • 1900
    • 1904
    • 1916
    • 1909
    • 1934
    • 1935
    • 1950
    • 1989
    Lincoln Park Framework Plan completed * Improve character of the South Pond by improving the structural integrity and landscape appearance of the edges. * Develop pond as wildlife area.
    • 1995
    • 2007
    • 2007
    • 2007
    • 2007
    • April
    • 2010
    • May
    • 2010
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  • References: http://www.corsinet.com/chicago/chicagot.html, Encyclepedia of Chicago onlinehttp://www.lindahall.org/events_exhib/exhibit/exhibits/civil/chicago_river.shtml Images of America Lincoln Park Chicago, Melanie Ann Apel, In Association with the Chicago Historical Society, Arcadia Publishing, 2002 Lincoln Park Framework Plan: A Plan For Management and Restoration, Partnership by the Chicago Park District and the Lincoln Park Steering Committee, Spring 1995 Conversations with Julia Bachrach, Chicago Park District Historian Conversations with Rebecca Conant, Interpretive Program Coordinator Nature Boardwalk Conversations with Norm Raidl, Lincoln Park Conservancy Docent Program Manager