Chicago's Grid with Bill Savage

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Bill Savage will recount the history of how State and Madison Streets became the X and Y axes of Chicago’s street numbering grid in 1909, and then the ethnic and racial politics of street naming and renaming from the early 20th Century right up through Du Sable Lake Shore Drive.

Presented by Bill Savage, Professor of Instruction in the English Department at Northwestern University, and an editor at the University of Chicago Press