West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 1 Photos

City Sewers and Eliminating Discharge to the Lake

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Photo 1.1

An undated view of brick sewer construction. The laborers are removing wood lagging from the upper half of the circular section of the sewer and cleaning excess mortar from the invert. After laying brick to complete the lower half, the lagging was installed on a wooden framework to support the laying of bricks for the upper half. Lagging removal awaited completion of backfilling the open cut sewer trench. (Photo from the cover of a 1956 Chicago department of public works report.)