Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 23–44

(photos 1–22 here and 45–68 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.39

Looking east at a congested shopping area from an alley west of Kedzie Avenue, this August 7, 1923, view shows the line along the north side of Lawrence Avenue. The transmission line began at the District’s Leavitt Street Substation on Fullerton Avenue and ran underground beneath Elston and Kedzie avenues to Montrose Avenue. It continued north as an overhead line in the alley west of Kedzie to Lawrence, east to Troy Avenue and north in Troy to the channel at Foster Avenue. (MWRD photo 9932)