Chicago Park district drawings

Inclusive Dates: 
1870–2010

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Approximately 106,000 architectural drawings documenting the design of Chicago’s parklands and park structures. Included is a small number of drawings relating to the siting and installation of sculptures and monuments in the parks.

Biographical Historical Note

Chicago’s extensive and historic parks contain numerous works of sculpture and monuments, as well as murals decorating the interior of park buildings such as fieldhouses.

Additional Notes

The series has been transferred from the Chicago Park District to the Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center and is in the process of being digitized.