Excerpt from The City Club Bulletin, Vol. 6: January 1, 1913-December 31, 1913; Nos. 1 to 16
The chairman - Gentlemen of the City Club: Many years ago I at tended a meeting of an organization known here in Chicago as The Sunset Club. Some of you may remember it. The subject up for discussion was, Whabwould I do if I were czar of Cook County? Fascinating possibility! If I had such autocratic power, the first thing I would do would be to correlate the transportation lines and railway ter minals in Chicago. This I say advisedly, because most of the important problems which confront the, .municipality - such as good housing, eliminating congestion, town planning, and the City Beautiful question - all hinge on a proper solution of our transportation difficulties. Those of you who have studied the transporta tion exhibit which has been on the walls of the Club for the past year, must have realized how the 'bottling Act, ' so called, through the loop district, para lyzes Chicago's street traffic. Those of you who ship freight labor under the difficulty of the tremendous congestion at our freight stations. Mr. Hunt has a plan. He is a trained architect, and, among other things, he has had partien lar occasion to make a study of railway terminal problems. I take great pleas ure in now presenting to you Mr. Jarvis Hunt, who, with the aid of the stereop ticon, will lay before us a proposed solu tion of our difficulties.
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