top of page


Draining Chicago:
The Early City and the North Area

Chapter 1: Sewers for Chicago: 1885–1900

Chapter 2: New Digs for the North Branch

Chapter 3: North Shore Channel

Chapter 4: North Area Sewersheds and Watersheds

Appendices: Appendices

Maps and Figures: Maps and Figures

Questions about the book and/or its photos?

Contact author Richard "Dick" Lanyon at

bottom of page