West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–32

(photos 33–62 here)

Draining the Central Area

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Photo 5.8

The Elmwood Park sewer was constructed by the open cut method and the Elmwood Park pumping station required excavation of a large shaft. On June 13, 1924, an excavating machine is being erected at North and Thatcher avenues in preparation to excavate the vertical shaft. (MWRD photo 10732)