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The Resource Chicago's greatest year, 1893 : the White City and the birth of a modern metropolis, Joseph Gustaitis

Chicago's greatest year, 1893 : the White City and the birth of a modern metropolis, Joseph Gustaitis

Label
Chicago's greatest year, 1893 : the White City and the birth of a modern metropolis
Title
Chicago's greatest year, 1893
Title remainder
the White City and the birth of a modern metropolis
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Gustaitis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1893, the 27.5 million visitors to the Chicago World's Fair feasted their eyes on the impressive architecture of the White City, lit at night by thousands of electric lights. In addition to marveling at the revolutionary exhibits, visitors discovered something else: beyond the fair lay a modern metropolis that rivaled the world's greatest cities. The Columbian Exposition marked Chicago's arrival on the world stage, but even without the splendor of the fair, 1893 would still have been Chicago's greatest year. An almost endless list of achievements took place in Chicago in 1893. Chicago's most important skyscraper was completed in 1893, and Frank Lloyd Wright opened his office in the same year. The Field Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Science and Industry all started in 1893. "Cities are not buildings; cities are people," writes author Joseph Gustaitis. He brings forgotten pioneers back to the forefront of Chicago's history, connecting these important people of 1893 with their effects on the city and its institutions today
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gustaitis, Joseph Alan
Dewey number
977.3/1103
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F548.5
LC item number
.G95 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • City and town life
  • Social change
  • Civic improvement
  • Urbanization
  • Architecture
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Architecture
  • City and town life
  • Civic improvement
  • Intellectual life
  • Manners and customs
  • Social change
  • Urbanization
  • Illinois
  • Architektur
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Städtebau
  • Chicago, Ill
Label
Chicago's greatest year, 1893 : the White City and the birth of a modern metropolis, Joseph Gustaitis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The White City and the Gray City -- Three Museums and a Library -- Sears, Roebuck and Company -- Frances Willard's Bicycle -- Open Heart Surgery -- A Church for Father Tolton -- The Illinois Institute of Technology -- The Birth of Urban Literature -- The West Side Grounds -- The Chicago Hot Dog -- Wrigley's Gum -- The Chicago School of Architecture -- Reforming Chicago -- Epidemics and Clean Water -- Epilogue: Chicago's Next Great Year
Control code
ocn797334862
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780809332489
Lccn
2012037898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022472210
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780809332489
  • (OCoLC)797334862
Label
Chicago's greatest year, 1893 : the White City and the birth of a modern metropolis, Joseph Gustaitis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The White City and the Gray City -- Three Museums and a Library -- Sears, Roebuck and Company -- Frances Willard's Bicycle -- Open Heart Surgery -- A Church for Father Tolton -- The Illinois Institute of Technology -- The Birth of Urban Literature -- The West Side Grounds -- The Chicago Hot Dog -- Wrigley's Gum -- The Chicago School of Architecture -- Reforming Chicago -- Epidemics and Clean Water -- Epilogue: Chicago's Next Great Year
Control code
ocn797334862
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780809332489
Lccn
2012037898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022472210
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780809332489
  • (OCoLC)797334862

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