West by Southwest to Stickney

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City Sewers and Eliminating Discharge to the Lake

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Photo 1.2

Looking northeast on October 21, 1927, the Thirty-Ninth Street Pumping Station on the lakefront. Completed in 1907, the station was in service until 1940. The station was built by the City of Chicago and then turned over to the District for operation and maintenance. The outline of the main building, less the additions and gable roof, is still in use, but not for pumping, and can be seen from the Oakwood Boulevard bridge over the Metra tracks. (MWRD photo 13526)