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The Burnham Plan Centennial
Commerce and commercial landscapes
"Ontario Explanation" (1890)
"The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway System" (1906)
A Culture of Civic Leadership
A General View of the New Market Square at Lake Forest (1917)
A National Railroad Center
Aerial View of Woodfield Mall (1973)
Airway Routes (1930)
Are You Foolish Enough to Do It? (Chicago, 1914)
Bennett, Ogden Avenue Extension (1922)
Blanchard, Map of Chicago (1857)
Additional Web Resources
Illinois State Historic Preservation Agency’s Main Street Design Program
Esperdy, Gabrielle M. Modernizing Main Street: Architecture and Consumer Culture in the New Deal. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Longstreth, Richard W. The Buildings of Main Street: A Guide to American Commercial Architecture. Washington, D.C.: Preservation Press, 1987.
Adams, Annmarie and Sally Ann McMurry, eds. Exploring Everyday Landscapes. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997.
Condit, Carl W. The Chicago School of Architecture: A History of Commercial and Public Building in the Chicago Area, 1875-1925. Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1964.
Isenberg, Alison. Downtown America: A History of The Place and the People Who Made It. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Longstreth, Richard W. TheDdrive-in, the Supermarket, and theTtransformation of Commercial Space in Los Angeles, 1914-1941. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999.
Treu, Martin. Signs, Streets, and Storefronts: A History of Architecture and Graphics along America's Commercial Corridors. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.