Chicago Backs A Landmark District

Despite protests from building owners, the Chicago City Council designated a portion of South Michigan Avenue a landmark district.

The origin of Michigan Avenue as a streetwall facing Grant Park dates back to 1836, when the city's first subdivision map labeled all land east of what was then called Michigan Boulevard as "public ground ... to remain forever open, clear and free."

Thanks to Chris Steins

Full Story: City backs landmark law

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