Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Lecture Tonight: Chicago History through History Maps by noted Cartographer Dennis McClendon

A very late addition to the January calendar, noted cartographer Dennis McClendon will lecture tonight, Tuesday, January 15th, on Chicago History Through Historic Maps. McClendon, whose commissions at his company, Chicago Cartographics, have included work for the CTA, Commission on Chicago Landmarks, Chicago Architecture Foundation, among many others, will talk on how, according the lecture's description "historic maps of Chicago tell intriguing stories about the city's origins and development. Vanished creeks and woods, big projects never accomplished, forgotten ethnic groups and neighborhoods, mysterious subdivisions, abandoned industrial areas, vice districts and world's fairs, ghosts of railroad stations and streetcar lines and freight tunnels, are all reminders of a constantly changing Loop." The lecture will take at 7:00 P.M., with a reception at 6:30 P.M., in the fourth floor auditorium of East-West University, 816 South Michigan.

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