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Photo 1.7

Looking east toward Lake Michigan from the Thirty-Ninth Street Pumping Station on January 4, 1927. Intake screens for incoming lake water are shown in the foreground, while in the background, a new bridge for South Lake Shore Drive is under construction. The lakefront was being filled in by the City of Chicago to create more lakefront parkland and the roadway. The longer inlet channel for lake water pumping allowed more sand deposition before pumping lake water. (MWRD photo 13152)