Jackson Park has been a Preservation Chicago 7 Most Endangered in 2017 and again in 2018. We are advocating the protection of this important historic landscape designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux with contributions by Alfred Caldwell. Preservation Chicago does not oppose the Obama Presidential Center, but would strongly prefer the 20-acre private facility to be constructed in a location other than historic Jackson Park.
Chicago celebrated the 125th anniversary of the opening of the World's Columbian Exposition on May 1, 2018, one of the most important cultural events in Chicago and national history. Photo Credit: The White City, Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition of 1983, Chicago Historical Society/ Chicago History Museum