West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–32

(photos 33–62 here)

Draining the Central Area

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Photo 5.31

A large rectangular pit was excavated, the sides held in place with sheeting and braced with horizontal timbers, to construct the connection at State Street for the city sewer to Southwest intercepting sewer section 10. By August 29, 1940, the pit was nearly complete as the final horizontal timbers were placed. Looking northwest, glass storefronts have been protected with wood covers and the building shored with vertical struts. (MWRD photo 26227)