Columbus Park

Also known as: Park #209
Bounded by W. Adams Street, S. Central Avenue, Eisenhower Expressway, and S. Austin Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois

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Description 

The 135-acre Columbus Park is considered the masterpiece of nationally renowned landscape architect and conservationist, Jens Jensen who is recognized as creator of Prairie style landscape design, father of the Midwestern conservation movement, and one of the most significant figures in the history of American landscape architecture. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, July 31, 2003

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 31, 2003
Reference number
03001040
Architectural style
American Movement: Prairie School
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Social History; Entertainment/Recreation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic function
Park
Current function
Park
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant years
1915; 1920
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 7
Contributing sites: 1
Contributing objects: 2
Non-contributing buildings: 8
Non-contributing structures: 10
Non-contributing objects: 2

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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