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 4.12

September 20, 1924. Laborers are mining clay on the north heading midway between Howard Street and Touhy Avenue; the size requires two levels of work. A loaded dump car is full and ready to be pushed south to the shaft for hoisting to the surface for disposal. Concrete placement keeps pace with the mining. North Side Intercepting Sewer Nos. 3 and 4 are the largest size, 15 feet high, running from Howard Street south to Argyle Street. (MWRD photo 11190)