Devil In the White City


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  • Devil In The White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
  • Devil In the White City Storyboard based off novel by Erik Larson Theme: Good v. Evil Chapters in The Devil in the White City alternate between the story of Daniel Burnham and the construction of The White City, and murders of Dr. H.H. Holmes.
  • 1873
  • Hi, I'm John Root. I moved to Chicago because I am employed draftsman in an architectural firm.
  • Hi, I'm Daniel Burnham.
  • The building designs for the fair were revealed and construction for the fair began in 1891.
  • Plans for the World Fair
  • Storyboard made by: Jenna Lehman Jaliyah Tabb Fabian Melody Stewart
  • Jon Root moved to Chicago, where he was employed as a draftsman in an architectural firm. Daniel Burnham and his partner, John Root, were the architects who built the fair which gave a positive global reputation for Chicago. After the tragic death of Root, Burnham faces many obstacles, as the fair's construction is going through many difficulties.
  • Daniel Burnham, the driving force behind the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. He plans the construction and time needed to built the fair. Frederick Law Olmsted, landscape architect, and George Washington Gale Ferris also help Daniel design the world fair. All the members on the board of construction meet in Burnham & Root's library This meeting was the beginning of work on the Exposition.
  • Frederick Law Olmsted and George Washington Gale Ferris
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