West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 6 Photos, 21–45

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Central Area Water Reclamation Plants

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Photo 6.44

This sign, erected at Cicero Avenue and Pershing Road, was a requirement of the Works Progress Administration to inform the public of the federal loan program to provide employment during and economic recovery after the Great Depression. Shown on July 2, 1936, it listed the major contractors and suppliers for construction of the Southwest plant. (MWRD photo 21520)