The Cultural Landscape Foundation
November 13, 2009: Shaping America’s Heartland: Reflections on Landscape Architecture in the Midwest


Julia Bachrach

Ms. Bachrach is the historian and preservationist for the Chicago Park District.  She received a Bachelor’s Degree in American Culture Studies from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, and a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.  She is the author of The City in a Garden: A Photographic History of Chicago’s Parks (2001) and co-author of Inspired by Nature: The Garfield Park Conservatory and Chicago’s West Side (2008) and Sounds of Chicago’s Lakefront: A Celebration of the Grant Park Music Festival (2009).She has also contributed to many other publications such as the Oxford Companion to the Garden and the AIA Guide to Chicago Architecture and has served as curator of numerous exhibitions including A Force of Nature: The Life and Work of Jens Jensen at the Chicago Cultural Center (2002).  In 2008 Julia received a national Stewardship Excellence Award by the Cultural Landscape Foundation.






Reform Era design for the wading pool in Chicago’s Armour Square, 1909.