USD $ United States
BUILDINGS   ·  CITYSCAPES   ·  POPARC   ·  BESPOKE   ·  SEARCH   ·  OUR INSPIRATION
Chicago cityscape 1:5000 architectural model by Chisel and Mouse

   
CHICAGO CITYSCAPE 1:5000

USD $270.00 including shipping and tax


ADD TO CART  SEND A HINT


Free delivery within 8 working days.
Gift options available at checkout. For more information click here.


OVERVIEW   DETAILS   BUYING A GIFT   EASY RETURNS

The Chicago area was initially inhabited by Algonquian peoples, including the Mascouten and Miami. The name "Chicago" is the French version of the Miami-Illinois word shikaakwa("Stinky Onion"), named for the plants common along the Chicago River. The first settler in Chicago was Jean Baptiste Point du Sable who built a farm at the mouth of the Chicago River in the 1780s. In 1829, the Illinois legislature appointed commissioners to locate a canal and lay out the surrounding town, which at the time had a population of less that 100. After 1830, the rich farmlands of northern Illinois attracted Yankee settlers. Real estate operators created a city overnight. The city was built in a low-lying area subject to flooding. In 1856 the city council decided that the entire city should be elevated four to five feet by using a newly available jacking-up process. Between 1870 and 1900 Chicago grew from a city of 299,000 to nearly 1.7 million, at the time the fastest-growing city ever. In 1871, most of the city burned in the Great Chicago Fire. Developers and citizens began immediate reconstruction on the existing Jeffersonian grid. The building boom that followed saved the city's status as the transportation and trade hub of the Midwest. Massive reconstruction using the newest materials and methods catapulted Chicago into its status as a city on par with New York. It became the birthplace of modern architecture in the United States. The architecture of Chicago has influenced and reflected the history of American architecture. It features prominent buildings in a variety of styles by many....see more

GOES WELL WITH

  

Chisel & Mouse Feedback
Chisel & Mouse Feedback
Chisel & Mouse Feedback
If it
BLUEPRINT
Telegraph Design Notebook
Elle Decoration
Icon


SUBSCRIBE +


              

CHISEL & MOUSE, UNIT 1, HOOKLANDS FARM, SCAYNES HILL, WEST SUSSEX, RH17 7NG, UNITED KINGDOM · +44(0)1273 251 335 · STORE@CHISELANDMOUSE.COM

BUILDINGS
CITYSCAPES
POPARC
BESPOKE
SEARCH
OUR INSPIRATION
FIND US
FEEDBACK
PRESS
STOCKISTS
LANDING PAGES
MATERIALS / PACKAGING
CHANGE DELIVERY COUNTRY
OPEN MOBILE VERSION
POLICIES