West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 2 Photos, 1–27

(photos 28–54 here and 55–82 here)

Chicago River and South Branch

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Photo 2.25

Construction of the Stock Yards intercepting sewer along the south bank of the West Arm is shown on September 27, 1916, looking east at Damen Ave. This sewer solved the sorry state of Bubbly Creek by diverting the north flowing sewers in Ashland and Damen directly to the West Thirty-Ninth St. conduit, bypassing the West Arm. This early sewer was unusual for the District since it was constructed of brick, whereas most District sewers were constructed of monolithic concrete. (MWRD photo 5623)