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Men’s Discussion Group: Changing Chicago River and Lake Front
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Since the 1803 construction of Fort Dearborn the Chicago River has seen many changes. From a sluggish stream it became a major world port with ships lining both banks of the enlarged waterway. Near the river mouth “Captain” Street’s boat ran ashore and caused a gradual reconfiguration of the shoreline. Eventually the Port of Chicago was relocated to lake Calumet and the bulk of commercial shipping moved there. Post World War II recovery saw the growth of the suburbs and the subsequent economic decline of the center city. The 1959 construction of Marina City was, in part, an attempt to slow central business district decline.
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