Tag: Chicago

The Rebranding of Chicago: From Porkopolis to White City

1883-1903 (+/− 10 years of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition) Taking place only 28 years after the Civil War and 23 years after the devastating fire of 1871 that engulfed much of central Chicago, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 marked Chicago’s dramatic rebirth as a model for American cities in the 20th century. Rising from the ashes, Chicago’s renewal…