The Campaign for a Free and Clear Lakefront is a grassroots coalition to remove Lakeshore Drive from Grant Park, and eventually the entire Chicago shoreline.

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Chicago Plan Commission, 1929
This volume sets forth the principal events which occurred in connection
with the Outer Drive Improvement project. It includes all the maps, plats,
estimates of cost and other data relating to the recommended plan, and
information as to the six alternate plans developed by the Plan Commission's
technical staff. The completion of this project resulted in the construction
of the Lakeshore Drive bridge over the Chicago River and the final connection
between the Outer Drive in Grant Park and Lakeshore Drive at Ohio Street.


Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett
Chicago: The Commercial Club, 1909.
(The Prairie Avenue Bookstore on Wabash has a copy of the original edition)

BURNHAM OF CHICAGO: Architect and Planner

Thomas S. Hines
The University of Chicago Press, 444 pp. $19.95
The definitive biography of the multi-faceted author of The Plan of

FOREVER OPEN, FREE AND CLEAR: The Struggle for Chicago's Lakefront.

Lois Wille
The University of Chicago Press,182 pp.
Through photographs and narrative, Lois Wille recreates the story of
how Chicago's lakefront has survived more than 150 years of development.
We watch as a colorful cast of characters, including fur traders, Indians,
robber barons, visionaries, geniuses and peacemakers, engage in pitched
battles, intricate political maneuvers, and wars of words. Wille's story
serves as a warning to anyone who thinks the struggle for the lakefront
is over, or who takes for granted the beauty of its public beaches and

THE PAPERS OF FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED: Writings on Public Parks, Parkways and Park Systems.

Edited by Charles Beveridge and Carolyn F. Hoffman.
Johns Hopkins. 672 pp. $52.

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