Impact of the City Beautiful Movement on Chicago’s Urban Development This paper explores the impact of the City Beautiful Movement upon Chicago’s urban development during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As most people are aware, the City Beautiful Movement was a progressive reform movement that flourished in the 1890s and 1900s and that sought to beautify American cities and that sought also to give a greater grandeur to American cities. In Chicago, as elsewhere, the objective was to create beauty for the sake of common good; it was believed that doing so would create moral and civic virtue amongst urban populations. The next several pages will argue that, whilst Chicago was made more beautiful and, thus, became a city...The end:
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