Today in History–September 04–the Library of Congress features architect Daniel Burnham, born on this day in 1846. Burnham and his partner, John Wellborn Root, were a central force in the Chicago School of Architecture, which focused on simplicity and functionality. Burnham created plans for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition as well as for the burgeoning city of Chicago. Learn more about this visionary architect by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources and primary source learning activities related to Daniel Burnham and Chicago architecture.
Plan of Chicago by Daniel Burnham & Edward Bennett (1909)
Select Topics in Chronicling America – World’s Fair: Chicago (1892-1893)
Select newspaper articles related to New York’s Flatiron Building, designed by Daniel Burnham