Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 45–68

(photos 1–22 here and 23–44 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.62

View of the channel looking northeast from near Emerson Street, May 3, 1911, with the Brown Street Bridge in the background. Water has been flowing in the channel for less than a month. Spoil piles were prevalent along the channel west and south of West Railroad Avenue. Most of this spoil was eventually removed by the National Brick Company and used in the manufacture of bricks. (MWRD photo 4645)