Edward H. Bennett: City Planner and Urban Designer

July 29, 2009

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Edward H. Bennett, junior partner in Burnham's architectural practice and co-author of the Plan of Chicago, was a key leader in the City Beautiful movement and a successful designer of urban amenities such as Buckingham Fountain.

Mary Woolever is an Art and Architecture Archivist for the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago. She presented on Bennett's career, using documentation from his archival collection at the Art Institute of Chicago.

For more information and insight on Daniel Burnham and how his ideas influenced the region, explore Chicago Public Radio's coverage as part of the year-long series, Chicago Matters: Beyond Burnham.

 

Recorded Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at Chicago Architecture Foundation.