Draining Chicago

Chapter 4 Photos, 1–23

(photos 24–46 here and 47–69 here)

North Area Sewersheds and Watersheds

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DC-Photo 4.6

Viewed from the southwest, May 5, 1921. The completed Evanston Sewer Pumping Station is a handsome addition to Evanston’s architectural landscape with its Prairie School features in red brick and limestone detailing—and an important public works asset. Sewers east of Chicago Avenue in Evanston are too low in elevation for gravity flow to the North Shore Channel, hence the need for a pumping station. (MWRD photo 8163)