One Hundred Years of Land Values in Chicago: The Relationship of the Growth of Chicago to the Rise of Its Land Values, 1830-1933

One Hundred Years of Land Values in Chicago: The Relationship of the Growth of Chicago to the Rise of Its Land Values, 1830-1933

by Homer Hoyt
     
 

Asource of invaluable data and analysis for students of urban land economics, One Hundred Years Of Land Values In Chicago was the first comprehensive study of land values in a large city over a long period of time. The author successfully wove in the social and economic history of Chicago as well.

The book covers the years 1830-1933, a period of dizzying growth

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Asource of invaluable data and analysis for students of urban land economics, One Hundred Years Of Land Values In Chicago was the first comprehensive study of land values in a large city over a long period of time. The author successfully wove in the social and economic history of Chicago as well.

The book covers the years 1830-1933, a period of dizzying growth during which Chicago grew from a cluster of a dozen log huts at the site where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan, to a booming city of 211 square miles and a population of almost 3.5 million. Over those hundred years, ground value grew from a few thousand dollars to more than $5 billion.

What a century it was! Chicago rode a roller-coaster ride of the railroad boom, the Civil War, the Great Chicago Fire, the first skyscrapers, the First World's Fair, the First World War, and the Great Depression.

The book is exhaustively researched, with 103 maps showing land values of specific sections in various years; the evolution of the railroad; the growth of public transportation (from horse car lines and street-car lines to elevated lines); sewer construction; the distribution of buildings of various heights; population densities; residential areas by predominant ethnic groups, among others. There are 103 data tables as well, including employment and wage figures; mortgage rates and amounts; property sales and rents; and various comparisons with cities of similar size.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587980169
Publisher:
Beard Group Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.23(d)

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