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Highland Park: Settlement to the 1920s

Highland Park: Settlement to the 1920s

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Lunghezza: 181 pagine1 ora

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See Highland Park's transformation from forest and farmland to a fashionable and residential Chicago community.


Highland Park represents one of the finest examples of late-19th-century suburban development. Its abundant natural beauty was quickly recognized and preserved by the visionary design of two well-known landscape architects, Horace W. S. Cleveland and William M. R. French. Capitalizing on the setting and boasting "good schools, good churches and good society," the Highland Park Building Company transformed the scenic village into one of the most desirable communities on Chicago's North Shore, attracting socially prominent residents who built gracious lakefront estates and quiet country homes along its bluffs and shady lanes.

Historic photographs illustrate this change and capture the social, civic and business accomplishments of Highland Park's early citizens. The city's early progress and prosperity are celebrated in this book.

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Highland Park: Settlement to the 1920s

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Informazioni sul libro

Highland Park: Settlement to the 1920s

Lunghezza: 181 pagine1 ora

Descrizione

See Highland Park's transformation from forest and farmland to a fashionable and residential Chicago community.


Highland Park represents one of the finest examples of late-19th-century suburban development. Its abundant natural beauty was quickly recognized and preserved by the visionary design of two well-known landscape architects, Horace W. S. Cleveland and William M. R. French. Capitalizing on the setting and boasting "good schools, good churches and good society," the Highland Park Building Company transformed the scenic village into one of the most desirable communities on Chicago's North Shore, attracting socially prominent residents who built gracious lakefront estates and quiet country homes along its bluffs and shady lanes.

Historic photographs illustrate this change and capture the social, civic and business accomplishments of Highland Park's early citizens. The city's early progress and prosperity are celebrated in this book.

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