Frederick Law Olmsted was a member of the design team lead by architect Daniel Burnham who brought classical architecture on a grand scale to Chicago’s World Columbian Exposition. Urban planning and the height of Neo-Classicism inspired the “white city” created for the Exposition.

Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow. Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History, (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001,) 341.