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Map 2: Jensen's Original Plan
for Columbus Park, 1918.
[Map 2] with link to larger version of map.
(Courtesy of Chicago Park District Special Collections)

Map 2a: Jensen's Original Plan
for Columbus Park, 1918 (Detail).
[Map 2a] with link to larger version of map.
(Courtesy of Chicago Park District Special Collections)


Questions for Map 2 & 2a

1. What forms the boundary around Columbus Park?

2. Jensen planned to plant trees around the border of the park rather than flowers. Why do you think this was so?

3. Jensen put the recreational features of the park, such as tennis courts, swimming pools, and playgrounds, around its edges, rather than in the middle. Why do you think he did that?

4. Can you determine where the Lagoon (river) is?

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