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calamity, ta bs looked -upoa -upoa aa a blessing in disguise. Mr. Palmer developed the famous Lake Shore drive. When tha magnificent beule sard waa first laid out Is 1873. his unerring Judgment foresaw that It hdd brilliant pea-a'bilitles pea-a'bilitles pea-a'bilitles as the moat beautiful areaoe ot the city. Without hesitation, be made eatlee purchases of vacant, land- land- bordering apon it The. whole. territory raa a vast waste, bat Mr. Palmer had U filled ia.. He used sea land fer tiling, to avert danger of malaria, and. laid' -out -out streeta. He also built, aide streets .leading ta the drive, add had them paved-. paved-. paved-. ' He built haadsame residences ahrog the driveway, no two being alike ia architecture. architecture. At the southern extremity ef Lincoln park, aad overlooking tha lake, he txult hia owa home, which la regarded -aa -aa ana of the finest In America. -' -' Mr. Palmer waa alse one of the originators of the South park system. Ha took aa active active part ia laying out the boulevards and parks of the South park! board- board- After ha left thia board oae of tbe important aveauee In Washington park waa named after him. He was active in securing the World's Columbian exposition for Chicago and, from Its Inception, waa untiring. In hia aeal and unsparing with hia money and time in furthering furthering its Interests and1 enabling it " to become the colossal success It was. He served as vice president and waa a member member of the board of directors.