Draining Chicago

Chapter 4 Photos, 24–46

(photos 1–23 here and 47–69 here)

North Area Sewersheds and Watersheds

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DC-Photo 4.27

Looking east in George Street from Elston Avenue, November 3, 1925. A shaft house under construction for North Side Intercepting Sewer No. 7. The intercepting sewer was 7.5 feet high from Barry Avenue to the Diversey/Elston/Western intersection and 5 foot high thereafter to Fullerton Avenue. (MWRD photo 12275)