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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 1, Alone Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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The Board of Architects picked Hunt as their president, and Sullivan as their secretary. Although one of the New York architects was president, a Chicago architect was chosen as well. This tended to alleviate some of the tension between the two factions during their meetings.

The day after one of the meetings at John Root's house, his wife called Daniel Burnham at the Rookery to tell him that John had pneumonia and would not be able to attend the meetings. Daniel Burnham went to John and stayed with him. Hunt, too, became sick and stayed in bed at the Wellington Hotel. The remaining architects kept meeting and pushing the plan forward. They would go to the convalescent men and tell them of the plans.

The Board of Architects approved the preliminary drawing of the Exposition design created by Burnham, Root and...

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