West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–32

(photos 33–62 here)

Draining the Central Area

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Photo 5.25

April 16, 1936. Most of the Southwest intercepting sewer was constructed by tunnel, thus street closings were limited to where shafts were sunk for tunnel access as shown in the background. Tunneling sometimes resulted in subsidence as shown in the foreground at the northwest corner of the intersection of Keeley and Lyman streets for sewer section 5. (MWRD photo 21050)