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Daniel Hudson Burnham


Daniel Hudson Burnham was born on September 4th, 1846 in Henderson, New York. He died on June 1st, 1912 in Heidelberg, Germany.

The often cited Burnham remark: "Make no little plans" refers to his famous Chicago city plan of 1909. Burnham also lived in the 1880's in Chicago at the address: 4300 S. Michigan Ave.

Architecture Foundation (CAF) Walking Tour: Daniel Burnham: Architect, Planner, Leader

Excerpt of the Tour Description:
The career of Daniel Burnham coincided with an era in which Chicago architecture evolved from small buildings with load-bearing walls to soaring steel-frame skyscrapers. It spanned a period when Chicago was the fastest-growing city in the world—so fast that many demanded a plan to manage its unplanned growth. This walking tour of the Loop stops at some of Burnham’s best-known landmarks as well as lesser-known designs.
Along the way, learn about the man behind the 1909 Plan: his partnership with John Wellborn Root; his work with Charles Atwood, Ernest Graham and others; and the impact of the 1893 World’s Fair on his work and life. This tour explores all facets of Burnham’s legacy–as an architect, as a planner, and as a leader in Chicago, the city he cared about most.

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Further Resources

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago: Burnham




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