Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 23–44

(photos 1–22 here and 45–68 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.38

Erecting the distinctive District transmission tower near the southwest corner of the intersection Colfax and Jackson streets in Evanston for electrical service to the Wilmette Pumping Station, March 2, 1909. The transmission line paralleled the west side of the channel from Foster Street in Chicago to Sheridan Road in Wilmette. The electricity was generated at the District’s Lockport hydroelectric powerhouse. (MWRD photo 4042)