EHS Annual Wyman Lecture (Past)

Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Via Zoom

The Ordinary Man Who Made Chicago Rational

As Chicago grew through the consolidation of smaller municipalities, its street naming and numbering system became a confusing hodgepodge. It took the efforts of one dedicated North Side citizen, Edward Brennan, to convince the city’s business leaders and politicians to try to rationalize the Grid. While Daniel Burnham tried to make the “City Beautiful,” Brennan strove to make the city logical. Join noted Chicago writer Bill Savage, who will draw on research for his next book (working title: The City Logical, or Why Daniel Burnham is Way Over-Rated) for this amazing story.

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