|Daniel H. Burnham Speech, 1896
In this marked-up draft of his remarks to South Park Commission President James Ellsworth and other members of the commission in April of 1896, Burnham explains that the idea of building a lakeshore parkway arose the previous year during a discussion about the downtown parks with Ellsworth, whom Burnham credits for the idea. "After some thought," Burnham continues, "the possibility of carrying it out appeared to be an entirely feasible one, and it was proposed that a design should be made."
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