West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–32

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Draining the Central Area

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Photo 5.3

July 16, 1928. The West Thirty-Ninth Street sewer looking east from a point east of Central Avenue. The sewer was constructed 15 years earlier and construction recently started on battery B Imhoff tanks at the West Side plant. The north cableway tower appears in the right background. The sewer is crossing Ogden Ditch, which flows in a northeast-southwest direction, but is mostly stagnant except in wet weather. (MWRD photo 14163)