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 4.35

October 19, 1923. Excavation for the huge aeration battery C at the North Side Sewage Treatment Works was well underway when a storm caused the excavation to fill with floodwater, inundating a steam shovel. To the north in the background are a gas holding tank, smokestack, and building at the manufactured gas plant on Oakton Street. (MWRD photo 10204)