Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 23–44

(photos 1–22 here and 45–68 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.26

May 24, 1910. The completed North Branch Dam is passing a modest flood. The streamflow exceeds the capacity of the low flow spillway notch on the south end of the dam and is passing over the entire length of the overflow wall. Looking west from the east bank of the channel, the cupola atop Old Main is in the distance. Old Main was the first building on the new campus of North Park College and was the tallest building on the City’s North Side at the time. (MWRD photo 4365)