Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 1–22

(photos 23–44 here and 45–68 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.1

The National Brick Company buildings south of Howard Street are viewed from the west side of their clay pit looking southeast. The clay pit in the foreground excavated by National Brick will become part of the North Shore Channel. The railroad tracks and wooden incline are used to transport excavated clay into the building for making bricks. The long kiln shed in the left background continues to be used by multiple tenants to the present time. (MWRD photo 3762)