West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 4 Photos, 1–37

(photos 38–73 here)

Extending the Sanitary & Ship Canal

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Photo 4.32

December 11, 1907. Numerous towers like the one shown here lined the east bank of the Sanitary & Ship Canal from the Lockport Powerhouse to the main substation at Western Avenue in Chicago, transmitting electrical energy for distribution to District facilities, municipalities, and private customers. Only a few of the towers remain. (MWRD photo 3832)