West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–32

(photos 33–62 here)

Draining the Central Area

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Photo 5.2

August 11, 1922. The Laramie Avenue outlet sewer outfall to the Sanitary & Ship Canal discharged raw sewage and stormwater from 1914 to 1930, after which the sewage was diverted to the West Side plant and the outfall was used to discharge combined sewage and stormwater. Prior to its construction, sewage and stormwater were discharged to Ogden Ditch. (MWRD photo 9370)