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 4.34

Construction of the North Side Sewage Treatment Works began in 1923. The first work was laying a 24-inch drain for the site north of Howard Street and west of the North Shore Channel. A steam shovel excavating the drain trench is loading spoil into dump cars, September 27, 1923. The drain discharged to the channel. (MWRD photo 10114)