(The) Midway

1130 Midway Plaisance

Also known as the Midway Plaisance, the narrow band of green known as “The Midway” is most famous for leading the city’s visiting tourists from Washington Park along what was once the southern border of the University of Chicago, to Jackson Park, the site of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair’s famed “White City.” The Fair’s producers, a cadre of white political elites, staged a living tableau of non-white others on the Midway to represent then-popular theories of unilineal social evolution.

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