Chicago Sewers Collection

Chicago Sewers Collection, 1855-2004
Dates: 1855-c. 2004 (Bulk Dates 1922-1969)
Size: .5 linear feet, 738 photographs, 121 glass plate slides
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_CSC
Provenance: John Waller of the Chicago Department of Sewers transferred the collection to the Library. The collection was processed in 2008.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Chicago Sewers Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.

From the establishment of Fort Dearborn in 1803 along the Chicago River to the present day, water and sanitation have always been crucial to Chicago. In the 1830s soldiers from Fort Dearborn cut a new channel through a sandbar that had blocked the mouth of the Chicago River. This channel provided direct access to the river, creating a navigable harbor for ships. The recently incorporated village of Chicago began to grow rapidly on both banks of the Chicago River. But Chicago’s new settlers brought livestock and waste. Hogs and cattle were kept in the alleys. Manure from barns was dumped into the streets, and dead livestock were piled along the waterfront. As the village grew, the new residents built further back from the river. When rain fell on Chicago’s low-lying soil, filth collected in shallow bogs and sinkholes. As conditions worsened, the frontier town dug ditches and built streets slanted toward the river, so that waste would drain away when it rained. Garbage was hurled into the ditches and clogged drainage. Even when this primitive system of sanitation worked, it merely shifted the sewage into the river, creating thick, smelly cesspools. By 1845, Chicago was facing an environmental crisis.

Cholera struck Chicago in 1849 and again in 1854. Six consecutive years of cholera and dysentery epidemics impelled the establishment of the Board of Sewerage Commissioners in February 1855. William B. Ogden (Chicago’s first Mayor) was chosen to head the commission, and later, in 1855, Ogden brought Boston engineer Ellis S. Chesbrough to Chicago to design the first comprehensive system of underground sewers in the United States. The Board of Sewerage Commissioners adopted Chesbrough’s plan to drain sewage into the Chicago River, in order to limit the cost and extent of the proposed sewer system. By the spring of 1856 Chesbrough had convinced the Commissioners that the level of Chicago’s streets was much too low to adequately drain the city’s new sewers. He proposed raising the grade of the streets six to ten feet. In this way sewers could be laid on top of existing streets and covered with dirt, and guttered streets could be paved at the new level. Raising the street level created space, not only to accommodate sewer pipes, but gas and water mains as well. Having established a new grade, the process of lifting the city out of the muck began. The Chicago River was dredged to deepen it for sewage, and the soil from the river bottom was used to raise the level of the streets. Owners lifted buildings to meet the new street level; in some cases whole blocks were raised at a time.

In the 150 years since Ellis Chesbrough’s arrival in Chicago, the city has faced and overcome many sanitation challenges. In the latter part of the 19th century, the dynamic growth of Chicago’s industries produced an acute industrial waste problem in the Chicago River, which was unsuccessfully combated by a series of enlargements to the Illinois and Michigan Canal, intended to cause the River to flow southwest down the Canal. Later, the establishment of the Chicago Sanitary District in 1889, one of the first regional authorities in the nation, led ultimately to the January 2, 1900, reversal of the flow of the Chicago River, so that waste is carried away from Lake Michigan. Through the years, as new housing was constructed further away from the center of the city, Chicago’s sewers were extended to meet it. By 1930 Chicago’s sewer system was the most extensive in the world. Today the Chicago Department of Water Management continues to employ new technologies in inspection, materials and maintenance.

Scope and Content

The Chicago Sewers Collection consists primarily of photographs and glass plate slides showing the construction and repair of Chicago’s sewers. The collection is very rich in that most photographs are fully identified with detailed descriptions on the back of the image. This information is the basis for the descriptions listed below. The information is often technical and includes engineering abbreviations. If the photograph was taken above ground, showing the surface of a street or intersection, that information is indicated in the finding guide. Most photographs were taken underground.

There are a small number of documents in this collection, mostly historical sketches covering the development of Chicago’s sewer system or reports dealing with the same.

Arrangement

Documents
The documents have been arranged into 3 series: General; Historical Sketches; Reports. Within each series the files have been arranged chronologically.

Audio/Visual
Most of the photographs and glass plate slides have been arranged according to their location, as follows:

Photographs with the prefix "1" are a numerical then alphabetical list of streets, which are further arranged into chronological order. The images show original construction, damage to sewers, and repair work. Some of the images are glass plate slides.

Photographs with the prefix "2" are two photograph albums of sewers in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood. The second album is largely a duplicate copy of the first album. The albums contain photographs of the following streets in this order: St. Louis Avenue, 116th Place, 114th Street, 112th Place, Homan Avenue, 115th Street, 110th Street, Pulaski Road, 119th Street, Central Park, Kedzie Boulevard, 111th Street, 103rd Street, 107th Street, Fairfield Avenue, Francisco Avenue, 102nd Place. The photographs are dated from 1936-1937 and include projects carried out under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration.

Photographs with the prefix "3" are supporting graphical material, such as maps, graphs, charts and pages from the Chicago Civilian Defense Plan for Sewers and are arranged chronologically. Each image with this prefix is a glass plate slide.

Photographs with the prefix "4" include unidentified but dated images, arranged chronologically.

Photographs with the prefix "5" include unidentified and undated images.

Photographs with the prefix "6" include whole rolls of negatives covering various locations and moving film, arranged chronologically.

A cross-indexed list of secondary streets mentioned in the descriptions follows the Audio/Visual list.


Box Summary

Documents

Box 1 Series I: General
Series II: Historical Sketches
Series III: Reports
Oversize folder # 1: Proposed Sewer in Irving Park Boulevard, 1914
Oversize folder # 2: "Progress Report: State Street Subway Data," August 15, 1941
Audio/Visual
Box 1 Numerical/Alphabetical list of photographs, 1.1 – 1.112, 9"x12"
Box 2 Numerical/Alphabetical list of photographs, 1.113 – 1.191, 9"x12"
Box 3 Numerical/Alphabetical list of photographs, 1.192 – 1.360, 9"x12"
Box 4 Numerical/Alphabetical list of photographs, 1.361 – 5.117, 9"x12"
Box 5 Numerical/Alphabetical list of photographs, 4½" x 5¼"
Box 6 Unidentified and mostly undated photographs, 4½" x 5¼"
Box 7 Glass Plate Slides, 1.29 – 1.218
Box 8 Glass Plate Slides, 1.219 – 3.16
Box 9 Glass Plate Slides, 3.17 – 5.109
Box 10 Photograph Albums
Box 11 Oversize Photographs
Box 12 Oversize Glass Plate Slides, 5.110 – 5.117


Box and Folder Inventory

Documents

Series I: General
Folder Box 1
1 Map showing sewers laid under the Chicago Sewerage Commissioners by end of 1857, c. 1858
2 Index to the Sewers of the City of Chicago by B. F. Davenport, 1883 [reproduction]
3 City of Chicago, Board of Local Improvements, estimated cost of sewers, c. 1910
4 Proposed Sewer in Irving Park Boulevard, 1914 [See Oversize folder 1]
5 "The Lakes to Gulf Waterway" [Questions and Answers], c. 1930
6 Berteau Avenue Sewer System, bids for the material and construction, August 19, 1930
7 Floods, informational leaflets and advertisements, 1939-1963
8 "Organization and Equipment for Sewer Maintenance," by T. S. Ford and Frank J. O’Donnell, Public Works, May 1958
9 Supplement to Proposed Flood Control Project for the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago, March 1960
10 Economic and Community Improvement, clipping, section on replacing sewers, p. 4-7, c. 1979
11 American Public Works Association, Chicago Metropolitan Chapter, award for Chicago Sewer System Construction, 1900-1930, 2000
12 Statistics showing the miles of pipes installed from 1899, c. 2004
13 Notes on revisions to Book of Rules, n.d.
14 Recommended amendments to Chapters 82 and 31 of the City Code concerning sewers, n.d.
Series II: Historical Sketches
15 Seven Days in Chicago, excerpt describing sewerage in Chicago, 1878 [Full copy in Municipal Reference Collection, Cz J.93 W76]
16 "The Chicago Sewer System," by George C. D. Lenth, February 1, 1923
17 "A Brief Outline of the History of Chicago Sewers," by Harry M. Forrey, May 4, 1943
18 "Chicago Sewer System," by A. J. Schafmayer, Journal of the Western Society of Engineers, December 1944
19 "A Talk on Chicago Sewers" before the Plumbing Contractors’ Association by A. J. Schafmayer, March 11, 1947
20 "Sewers History," Department of Water and Sewers, February 1954
21 The Chicago Sewer System, 1856-1956: 100 years of Protecting Chicago’s Health by T.S. Ford and James Moorman, 1958 [Copy also in Municipal Reference Collection, Cc S51 1958]
22 "Chicago Sewers," anonymous, c. 1960
23 "Sewers—History of Civilization," clipping, Chicago Daily News, October 28, 1961
24 "He pulled Chicago out of mud," clipping, Chicago Daily News, January 26, 1972
25 History [Sewers in Chicago], c. 1979
Series III: Reports
26 Report and Plan of Sewerage for the City of Chicago, Illinois adopted by the Board of Sewers Commissioners, by E. S. Chesbrough, Chief Engineer, 1855 [reproduction]
27 Chicago Sewerage, Report of the Results of Examinations in Relation to Sewerage in Several European Cities, 1858 [reproduction]
28 Sewerage: Its Advantages and Disadvantages, Construction and Maintenance, by E. S. Chesbrough, City Engineer, Chicago, Illinois, 1877 [reproduction]
29 "Calumet District Sewage Report" by Rudolph Hering, C. E., 1907
30 An account of the activities of the Department for the period 1915-1918, Board of Local Improvements of the City of Chicago, c. 1918
31 "Progress Report: State Street Subway Data," August 15, 1941 [See Oversize folder 2]
32 "A Preliminary Appraisal: Pollutional Effects of Stormwater and Overflows from Combined Sewer Systems," November 1964
33 City of Chicago, Department of Public Works, Annual Report, 1971
34 City of Chicago, Department of Sewers, Annual Report, 1984

Audio/Visual, Numerical and alphabetical list of streets

1.1 21st Street and Canal, outfall, February 1958 (see also negative roll, 6.1)
1.2 21st Street and Canal, outfall, above ground, February 1958 (see also negative roll, 6.1)
1.3 21st Street and Canal, outfall, March 22, 1960
1.4 31st Street, Lake Meadows Project, above ground, n.d.
1.5 31st Street, Lake Meadows Project, above ground, n.d.
1.6 31st Street, Lake Meadows Project, above ground, n.d.
1.7 31st Street, Lake Meadows Project, above ground, n.d.
1.8 31st Street and Albany Avenue, looking north into old sewer showing crack in concrete bulkhead, above ground, July 3, 1936
1.9 31st Street and Albany Avenue, looking north across gap between old 9 foot outfall and new work (canvas over), above ground, July 8, 1936
1.10 31st Street and Albany Avenue, looking northwest at site of construction of new outfall with old brick sewer at time of repair of latter. Concrete top and east corner of 9 foot brick outfall in center of view, above ground, July 14, 1936
1.11 31st Street and Albany Avenue, repairing old brick outfall before closing connection to new outfall, July 20, 1936
1.12 31st Street and Albany Avenue, looking southwest at base of M.H. [Main Heading?] west of outfall during rebuilding of 3 foot sewer, October 10, 1937
1.13 34th Street and South Lawndale Avenue, 84 inch reinforced precast "T" structure being lowered into position, weight approximately 14½ tons, above ground, April 1, 1975
1.14 35th Place and California Avenue, 15 foot sewer at curve, December 19, 1963
1.15 37th Place and Sangamon , view of sewer, January 9, 1969
1.16 53rd Street, sewer repair, April 16, 1953 (5 copies)53rd Street, sewer repair, April 16, 1953 (5 copies)
1.17 53rd Street, sewer repair, April 16, 1953 (5 copies)
1.18 53rd Street, sewer repair, April 16, 1953 (5 copies)
1.19 53rd Street, sewer repair, April 16, 1953 (5 copies)
1.20 53rd Street, sewer repair, April 16, 1953 (6 copies)
1.21 53rd Street, sewer repair, April 16, 1953 (2 copies)
1.22 53rd Street, sewer repair, April 16, 1953 (2 copies)
1.23 53rd Street, sewer repair, April 16, 1953 (3 copies)
1.24 55th Street and Lake Park , M.H. [Main Heading?] at west crosswalk looking north into 2 foot sewer, abandoned M. S. left side of picture, November 3, 1971
1.25 55th Street and Lake Park , M.H. [Main Heading?] at west crosswalk looking south into 2 foot sewer, November 3, 1971
1.26 63rd Street, west of Kimbark Street , view of damaged sewer, n.d.
1.27 79th Street and Dobson, looking northwesterly showing shoulder left where 8 foot 3 inch connection meets arch of 12 feet 7¼ inches x 14 feet, n.d.
1.28 79th Street and Dobson, overflow connection to east, n.d.
1.29 79th Street and Halsted Street, aerial view, southwest, n.d.
1.30 79th Street and Harvard, assembling mechanical scraper, 1964 report, page 13-B, July 1, 1964
1.31 83rd Street and Ellis, looking southwest, direct flow in 5 foot sewer, n.d.
1.32 83rd Street west of Kimbark Avenue , view of tunnel, n.d.
1.33 83rd Street east of Kimbark Avenue , view of tunnel, n.d.
1.34 95th Street and Commercial, accident scene, above ground, April 19, 1982
1.35 95th Street and Commercial, accident scene, above ground, April 19, 1982
1.36 95th Street and Commercial, accident scene, above ground, April 19, 1982
1.37 95th Street and Commercial, accident scene, above ground, April 19, 1982
1.38 95th Street and Commercial, accident scene, above ground, April 19, 1982
1.39 95th Street and Commercial, accident scene, above ground, April 19, 1982
1.40 95th Street and Commercial, accident scene, above ground, April 19, 1982
1.41 95th Street and Commercial, accident scene, above ground, April 19, 1982
1.42 95th Street and Commercial, accident scene, above ground, April 19, 1982
1.43 95th Street and Commercial, accident scene, above ground, April 19, 1982
1.44 95th Street and Commercial, accident scene, above ground, April 19, 1982
1.45 95th Street and Commercial, accident scene, above ground, April 20, 1982
1.46 95th Street and Commercial, accident scene, above ground, April 20, 1982
1.47 95th Street and Commercial, accident scene, above ground, April 20, 1982
1.48 99th Street and Torrence, spiral bound booklet of seven photographs of sewer tunnels, one photograph is above ground, n.d.
1.49 103rd Street and Rockwell Street, inspecting tile, above ground, June 1936
1.50 103rd Street and Rockwell Street, in pipe yard for 2-S-2 Works Progress Administration watering pipe, above ground, June 16, 1936
1.51 103rd Street and Rockwell Street, in placing reinforcing wire for tile, above ground, June 23, 1936
1.52 105th Street, view of sewer looking east, west of Ewing Avenue, and group of men working under the railroad tracks, above ground, May 21, 1925
1.53 107th Street and Hamlin Street, failure of crane, above ground, September 23, 1937 (negative only)
1.54 107th Street and Hamlin Street, failure of crane, above ground, September 23, 1937 (negative only)
1.55 107th Street and Hamlin Street, failure of crane, above ground, September 23, 1937 (print and negative)
1.56 111th Street, 7½ foot sewer tunnel under 111th Street at heading 1450 west of Eberhart Avenue, Kelly, Foscoe, and Raymond pictured in Pullman Tunnel, April 1938
1.57 115th Street and Stevenson Avenue, view of sewer looking east, showing sewer opening, men tunneling under Pullman Railroad tracks, above ground, May 21, 1925
1.58 116th Place, Avenue "O", n.d.
1.59 116th Place, Avenue "O", above ground, n.d.
1.60 Addison Street, sewer excavating with backhoe, old brick sewer shows near bottom, n.d.
1.61 Addison Street, sewer view east from Wolcott Avenue . Pavement scored ahead of trench, above ground, n.d.
1.62 Addison Street, outfall looking southwest through gap in wall, suspended C. E. ducts on left, above ground, n.d.
1.63 Addison Street, outfall east of North Branch, looking southwest of earth dike later removed, September 9, 1947
1.64 Addison Street, outfall looking northeast from the top of earth dike to opening in retaining wall, above ground, September 9, 1947
1.65 Addison Street, outfall looking east northeast at opening in retaining wall, earth dike at left, above ground, September 9, 1947
1.66 Addison Street, outfall looking southwest through gap in wall, suspended C.E. ducts at left, September 9, 1947
1.67 Addison Street, outlet excavation turning into Addison Street looking southwest, above ground, September 9, 1947
1.68 Ainslie Street, looking west from Lincoln Avenue, above ground, January 15, 1952
1.69 Albany Avenue, W. P. A. Project, 2-S-16, looking south out of old bulkhead at new work, July 8, 1936
1.70 Albany Avenue, brickwork in 9 foot sewer. This condition for most of 125 foot, plus or minus, back from outfall is due to freeze and thaw and to railroad loading by Barrett Co. not intended to be carried in original design. Repaired by Project Works Progress Administration 2-S-16, July 8, 1936
1.71 Albany Avenue Sewer System, extension of outfall in 1937 looking west, above ground, 1937
1.72 Anthony Avenue [9350 South Anthony Avenue], non-reinforced concrete wall failure of 9 foot diameter sewer, and 2 inch construction sheeting about 60 years old, forced into sewer by sand movement, after concrete sewer wall failure, September 12, 1968
1.73 Anthony Avenue [ 9350 South Anthony Avenue ], 9 foot diameter concrete sewer (not reinforced), 60 years old. Sheeting and bracing by Bureau of Sewers, using 3 x 8 inch and 6 x 6 inch, and showing removal of a section of collapsed concrete sewer wall, September 20, 1968
1.74 Anthony Avenue [ 9350 South Anthony Avenue ], 9 foot diameter concrete sewer (not reinforced), 60 years old. Sheeting and bracing by Bureau of Sewers, using 3 x 8 inch and 6 x 6 inch, above ground, September 20, 1968
1.75 Anthony Avenue [9350 South Anthony Avenue], non-reinforced concrete wall failure of 9 foot diameter sewer, and 2 inch construction sheeting about 60 years old, forced into sewer by sand movement, after concrete sewer wall failure, September 26, 1968
1.76 Anthony Avenue [9350 South Anthony Avenue], non-reinforced concrete wall failure of 9 foot diameter sewer, and 2 inch construction sheeting about 60 years old, forced into sewer by sand movement, after concrete sewer wall failure, September 26, 1968
1.77 Anthony Avenue [9350 South Anthony Avenue], non-reinforced concrete wall failure of 9 foot diameter sewer, and 2 inch construction sheeting about 60 years old, forced into sewer by sand movement, after concrete sewer wall failure, September 26, 1968
1.78 Anthony Avenue [9350 South Anthony Avenue], non-reinforced concrete wall failure of 9 foot diameter sewer, and 2 inch construction sheeting about 60 years old, forced into sewer by sand movement, after concrete sewer wall failure, September 26, 1968
1.79 Anthony Avenue [ 9350 South Anthony Avenue ], rebuilding sewer, above ground, c. October 1968
1.80 Anthony Avenue [ 9350 South Anthony Avenue ], rebuilding sewer, c. October 1968
1.81 Anthony Avenue [ 9350 South Anthony Avenue ], rebuilding sewer, c. October 1968
1.82 Anthony Avenue [ 9350 South Anthony Avenue ], removing debris from invert of 9 foot diameter monolithic concrete sewer to place bag dam and to rebuild invert with brick, October 2, 1968
1.83 Anthony Avenue [ 9350 South Anthony Avenue ], rebuilding with brick the invert of a non-reinforced 9 foot diameter monolithic concrete sewer that had failed (approximately 60 years old), October 2, 1968
1.84 Anthony Avenue [ 9350 South Anthony Avenue ], rebuilding with brick the invert of a non-reinforced 9 foot diameter monolithic concrete sewer that had failed (approximately 60 years old), October 4, 1968
1.85 Anthony Avenue [ 9350 South Anthony Avenue ], rebuilding with brick the invert of a non-reinforced 9 foot diameter monolithic concrete sewer that had failed (approximately 60 years old), October 4, 1968
1.86 Anthony Avenue [ 9350 South Anthony Avenue ], rebuilding with brick the invert of a non-reinforced 9 foot diameter monolithic concrete sewer that had failed (approximately 60 years old), October 14, 1968 (2 copies)
1.87 Anthony Avenue [ 9350 South Anthony Avenue ], rebuilding with brick the invert of a non-reinforced 9 foot diameter monolithic concrete sewer that had failed (approximately 60 years old), October 14, 1968 (2 copies)
1.88 Anthony Avenue [ 9350 South Anthony Avenue ], rebuilding with brick the invert of a non-reinforced 9 foot diameter monolithic concrete sewer that had failed (approximately 60 years old), October 15, 1968
1.89 Anthony Avenue [9350 South Anthony Avenue], rebuilding with 3 or more rings of brick the arch of a non-reinforced 9 foot diameter monolithic concrete sewer that had failed (approximately 60 years old), October 15, 1968
1.90 Anthony Avenue [9350 South Anthony Avenue], rebuilding with 3 or more rings of brick the arch of a non-reinforced 9 foot diameter monolithic concrete sewer that had failed (approximately 60 years old), October 15, 1968
1.91 Anthony Avenue [9350 South Anthony Avenue], rebuilding with 3 or more rings of brick the arch of a non-reinforced 9 foot diameter monolithic concrete sewer that had failed (approximately 60 years old), October 15, 1968 (2 copies)
1.92 Anthony Avenue [9350 South Anthony Avenue], rebuilding with 3 or more rings of brick the arch of a non-reinforced 9 foot diameter monolithic concrete sewer that had failed (approximately 60 years old), October 15, 1968
1.93 Anthony Avenue [9350 South Anthony Avenue], "head" assembly for rebuilding with brick the arch of a 9 foot diameter non-reinforced concrete sewer that had failed (approximately 60 years old), October 15, 1968
1.94 Anthony Avenue [ 9350 South Anthony Avenue ], inside of 9 foot diameter non-reinforced monolithic concrete sewer, which had failed, showing finished arch repair in brick. (Concrete sewer approximately 60 years old), October 17, 1968
1.95 Anthony Avenue [ 9350 South Anthony Avenue ], inside of 9 foot diameter non-reinforced monolithic concrete sewer, which had failed, showing finished arch repair in brick. (Concrete sewer approximately 60 years old), October 17, 1968
1.96 Anthony Avenue [ 9350 South Anthony Avenue ], inside of 9 foot diameter non-reinforced monolithic concrete sewer, which had failed, showing finished arch repair in brick. (Concrete sewer approximately 60 years old), October 17, 1968
1.97 Anthony Avenue [9350 South Anthony Avenue], "head" assembly for rebuilding with brick the arch of a 9 foot diameter non-reinforced concrete sewer that had failed (approximately 60 years old), October 17, 1968
1.98 Anthony Avenue [9350 South Anthony Avenue], "head" assembly for rebuilding with brick the arch of a 9 foot diameter non-reinforced concrete sewer that had failed (approximately 60 years old), October 17, 1968
1.99 Avondale, siphon sewer, Avondale south of Foster, n.d.
1.100 Berteau Avenue, view northeast of back of bulkhead framing - ready to pour walls and arch, above ground, October 1930
1.101 Berteau Avenue, view in tunnel 8½ foot brick sewer near shaft at Kolmar Avenue and Berteau Avenue . The Hon. William Hale Thompson, Mayor of Chicago, Hon. M. J. Faherty, President of the Board of Local Improvements, and Mr. A. J. Schafmayer, Engineer of the Board of Local Improvements, are shown on an inspection trip to tunnel. The shaft is shown in background. This tunnel was constructed under C. M. & St. P. Ry., the C. & N. W. Ry. and the Sellers Mfg. Co., extending from Kostner Avenue to Cicero Avenue or about ½ mile long, October 23, 1930 (4 copies)
1.102 Berteau Avenue, view in 8½ foot brick tunnel showing curve and also the cutting in of a proposed manhole on the left side of the sewer, October 23, 1930 (3 copies)
1.103 Berteau Avenue, view in 8½ foot brick tunnel looking toward the face of heading, Mayor William Hale Thompson is pictured with other dignitaries, October 23, 1930 (2 copies)
1.104 Berteau Avenue, view showing construction of outfall at North Shore Channel Sanitary District, above ground, October 23, 1930 (4 copies)
1.105 Berteau Avenue, view in west heading 8½ foot brick sewer tunnel showing method of disposing of muck in 1 cubic yard dump cards running on 24 inch gauge track. The method of timbering and bracing in 4 x 6 inch maple cants with no spaces between the cants. The hose suspended from the roof is used to supply air to the pneumatic air spaces in the heading. Mayor William Hale Thompson is pictured with other dignitaries, October 23, 1930 (3 copies)
1.106 Berteau Avenue, view showing construction of 8½ foot brick sewer in Berteau Avenue just west of Crawford Avenue , above ground, October 23, 1930 (glass plate slide duplicate)
1.107 Berteau Avenue, view at outfall at North Shore Channel Sanitary District, Mayor William Hale Thompson is pictured with other dignitaries, above ground, October 23, 1930 (2 copies)
1.108 Berteau Avenue, view of inside 8½ foot brick sewer just west of Crawford Avenue [now Pulaski] - Open Cut construction. Workmen are shown removing the wood inside forms and cleaning the brick masonry. The lower portion of a manhole is shown cut in on the side of the sewer, in the right foreground, October 23, 1930 (3 copies and glass plate slide duplicate)
1.109 Berteau Avenue, view showing construction of Berteau Avenue Outfall at North Shore Channel Sanitary District looking southeast. Hon. William Hale Thompson, Mayor and Mr. A. J. Schafmayer, Engineer, Board of Local Improvements are pictured, above ground, October 23, 1930 (3 copies)
1.110 Berteau Avenue, view in west heading of 8½ foot brick sewer tunnel showing method of bracing with 4 inch x 6 inch maple cants, October 23, 1930 (3 copies)
1.111 Berteau Avenue, view showing construction of 14½ x 10½ feet concrete sewer at Berteau Avenue and Kedzie Avenue . Hon. M. J. Faherty, President of the Board of Local Improvements, Hon. William Hale Thompson, Mayor and Mr. A. J. Schafmayer, Engineer, Board of Local Improvements are pictured, above ground, October 23, 1930
1.112 Berteau Avenue, view of Tipple at Berteau Avenue and Kolmar Avenue on 8½ foot brick sewer tunnel, unidentified dignitaries are pictured, above ground, October 23, 1930 (2 copies)
1.113 Berteau Avenue, view showing construction of open cut outfall at North Shore Channel Sanitary District, 14 feet x 9½ feet, looking east, above ground, October 23, 1930 (3 copies and glass plate slide duplicate)
1.114 Berteau Avenue, view showing construction of outfall at North Shore Channel Sanitary District, looking southeast, above ground, October 23, 1930 (3 copies and glass plate slide duplicate)
1.115 Berteau Avenue, view inside 14½ x 10½ foot concrete sewer near outfall showing method of lagging by means of 6 inch ship channel ribs, October 23, 1930
1.116 Berteau Avenue, view looking east toward outfall, showing excavated trench for 14½x 10½ foot concrete sewer, steel set for invert pouring and water standing in bottom of trench, part of which is through an old fill, above ground, November 2, 1930 (5 copies)
1.117 Berteau Avenue, view looking west toward California Avenue , above ground, November 2, 1930 (2 copies and glass plate slide duplicate)
1.118 Berteau Avenue, view looking east toward outfall at North Branch Chicago River, showing concrete arch covered with hay to protect it from the cold, above ground, November 2, 1930 (4 copies)
1.119 Berteau Avenue, view looking south showing construction of diversion chamber at California Avenue, above ground, November 14, 1930 (3 copies and glass plate slide duplicate)
1.120 Berteau Avenue, view showing existing Sanitary District interceptor at California Avenue with part of roof removed, above ground, November 14, 1930 (5 copies)
1.121 Berteau Avenue, view looking north showing construction of scaffolding inside Sanitary District interceptor at California Avenue, above ground, November 14, 1930 (3 copies)
1.121a Berteau Avenue, view looking east showing construction of diversion chamber at California Avenue . Commonwealth Edison 132000 volt oil filled line, in the west side of California Avenue, is shown supported across trench by a 16 inch x 16 inch timber and wiring, November 14, 1930 (2 copies)
1.122 Berteau Avenue, view of diversion chamber at California Avenue and Berteau Avenue looking east or downstream. Brick bulkhead at the left indicates where sanitary flow will be diverted to interceptor. The Sanitary District interceptor is shown in the center with a temporary 15 inch tile pipe connection to it for dry weather flow, December 9, 1930 (2 copies and a glass plate slide duplicate)
1.123 Berteau Avenue, view of diversion chamber at California Avenue and Berteau Avenue looking west or upstream. Brick dam on top of weir is temporary and will be removed when Sanitary District builds control chamber and installs gate, December 9, 1930 (2 copies)
1.124 Beverly Calumet Sewer System map, n.d.
1.125 Beverly Calumet, backfilling in International Harvester Company property, south of 119th Street , above ground, n.d.
1.126 Beverly Calumet, excavating at 119th Street, looking north, above ground, n.d.
1.127 Beverly Calumet, general view of "Backsloped" excavation north of 119th Street , above ground, n.d.
1.128 Beverly Calumet, setting invert steel in "Backsloped" section, n.d.
1.129 Beverly Calumet, pouring invert in "Backsloped" section, above ground, n.d.
1.130 Beverly Calumet, stretch of completed invert, n.d.
1.131 Beverly Calumet, section of arch form, n.d.
1.132 Beverly Calumet, section of arch form on carriage, arch steel set, n.d.
1.133 Beverly Calumet, setting outside arch form by panels, above ground, n.d.
1.134 Beverly Calumet, pouring arch with inside and outside forms, above ground, n.d.
1.135 Beverly Calumet, view northward over stretch of completed arch, above ground, n.d.
1.136 Beverly Calumet, sewer construction, 1-A, above ground, c. 1949
1.137 Beverly Calumet, sewer construction, 1-A, above ground, c. 1949
1.138 Beverly Calumet, sewer construction, 1-13, handling deep cut, above ground, c. 1949
1.139 Beverly Calumet, sewer construction, 1-B, M.H. [Main Heading?] chimney, above ground, c. 1949
1.140 Beverly Calumet, sewer construction, 3-A, near 110th Place and Morgan Street, above ground, c. 1949
1.141 Beverly Calumet, sewer construction, 3-A, near 110th Place and Morgan Street, c. 1949
1.142 Beverly Calumet, sewer construction, 3-A, near 110th Place and Morgan Street, above ground, c. 1949
1.143 Beverly Calumet, sewer construction, 3-A, near 110th Place and Morgan Street, c. 1949
1.144 Beverly Calumet, sewer construction, 3-A, near 110th Place and Morgan Street, above ground, c. 1949
1.145 Beverly Calumet, sewer construction, 3-A, near 110th Place and Morgan Street, above ground, c. 1949
1.146 Beverly Calumet, sewer construction, 3-A, near 110th Place and Morgan Street, above ground, c. 1949
1.147 Beverly Calumet, sewer construction, 3-A, near 110th Place and Morgan Street, c. 1949
1.148 Beverly Calumet, sewer construction, 3-A, near 110th Place and Morgan Street, c. 1949
1.149 Beverly Calumet, sewer construction, 3-A, 112th Place, above ground, 1949
1.150 Beverly Calumet, Laflin Sewer Job, arch steel, 1-B, 1949
1.151 Beverly Calumet, squeeze and settlement in deep cut 1-B. N. Santucci , contractor, T. Whalon, engineer. Between Laflin south and Laflin north on 115th Street, c. 1949
1.152 Beverly Calumet, view north from near S.L. 111th Street in Laflin Street , 36 inch water main suspended, above ground, November 1, 1950
1.153 Beverly Calumet, Boyle contract, 3-A Morgan, 111th Street to 103rd Street showing protective construction for drain stack, vulnerable to shore by refill coming from left in picture. Manhole on sewer and catch basin connection, above ground, 1952
1.154 Blackhawk Street, construction, above ground, April 1964
1.155 Bloomingdale, west of Cicero , view of sewer, April 1969
1.156 Broadway Street, looking into a finished arch forms in place 8, invert complete, 9 foot sewer in Rokeby Street [now Fremont Street ], n.d.
1.157 Broadway Street, construction site, above ground, c. 1927
1.158 Broadway Street, construction site, above ground, c. 1927
1.159 Broadway Street, at Shaft No. 1 at Leland Avenue and Broadway looking west in Leland Avenue and showing occupation of roadway by contractor. At left is a dressing room for workmen. At the center is a truck under hopper for loading with excavation from tunnel under Broadway. At left of hopper is the cement shed and at right is a brick pile. Roof of head house shows above Elevated Railroad. Automobile is in front of florist’s store, above ground, February 18, 1927
1.160 Broadway Street, flashlight photo of completed excavation for 10 foot sewer under Broadway ready for the bricklayers to start work at midnight. The lower half of the excavation is in clay and the upper half in wet sand, which is supported by five sets of 6 x 4 inch maple cants. The end of the three-ring 10 foot brick sewer finished the preceding day is shown. This is 1268 feet south of the center line of Leland Avenue, February 18, 1927
1.161 Broadway Street, at Shaft No. 1 looking west from alley east of Broadway on south walk on Leland Avenue showing amount of sidewalk space used by contractor. The two shanties in the foreground are dressing rooms for workmen. In the distance under the elevated structure is the enclosure for the electric hoist, above ground, February 18, 1927
1.162 Broadway Street, at Shaft No. 1 at Leland Avenue and Broadway. Looking west on north sidewalk of Leland Avenue, showing free access to alley and stores. The brick pile is under Elevated Railroad and immediately north of shaft, above ground, February 18, 1927
1.163 Broadway Street, looking west at Shaft No. 1 at Leland Avenue and Broadway showing occupation of roadway in Leland Avenue . Truck under hopper being loaded with excavated material from tunnels in Broadway and Wilson Avenue . Along south curb are two dressing rooms for workmen and small tool house. At left of hopper is cement shed, above ground, February 18, 1927
1.164 Broadway Street, looking southeast from Clifton Avenue on east side of Broadway towards Shaft No.1, showing 20 foot sidewalk in front of new building. Sidewalk recently partially opened for public use. All obstruction of walk shown is due to private use of walk for construction of new building. The 10 foot sewer in Broadway was built between curb shown and car track without interfering with building operations, which were conducted at the same time, above ground, February 18, 1927
1.165 Broadway Street, flashlight photo of completed excavation for 10 foot sewer under Broadway ready for the bricklayers to start work at midnight. Photo is taken from inside the finished work and shows the steel ribs and lagging. The templet is shown at the face, which is 1294 feet south of the center line of Leland Avenue . H.E. Hudson, Chief Engineer of Sewers, Board of Improvements (at right), T. S. Ford, Assistant Engineer, Board of Local Improvements, in background, February 18, 1927 (2 copies)
1.166 Broadway Street, at the bottom of Shaft No. 2 in Sheridan Road at Buena Avenue
looking north. Shows the elevator guides, the bracing and sheeting of the shaft
and the 6 inch x 4 inch maple cants above the masonry of the three-ring 10 foot brick sewer. The first air lock door is shown and the white round spot is a glass window. The pipe at the right is discharging water from the points used at the face, February 24, 1927 (2 copies)
1.167 Broadway Street, at the bottom of Shaft No. 2 in Sheridan Road at Buena Avenue looking south. Shows the elevator guides, the bracing and sheeting of the shaft and the 6 inch x 4 inch maple cants above the masonry of the 10 foot brick sewer. The first air lock door is open. The white round spot is the glass window in the inner door of the air lock, February 24, 1927
1.168 Broadway Street, 9 foot sewer in Rokeby Street [now Fremont Street ], part of Broadway Sewer System. Driving steel sheeting, above ground, August 24, 1927
1.169 Broadway Street, 9 foot sewer in Rokeby Street [now Fremont Street ], part of Broadway Sewer System. View looking south, above ground, August 24, 1927
1.170 Broadway Street, 9 foot sewer in Rokeby Street [now Fremont Street ], part of Broadway Sewer System. View looking north, above ground, August 24, 1927
1.171 Broadway Street, typical open cut construction, 9 foot sewer in Rokeby Street [now Fremont Street ] bricklaying, part of Broadway Sewer System, August 24, 1927
1.172 Broadway Street, looking south, south of Roscoe on Broadway, sewerage project showing bracing methods for wood, above ground, April 25, 1928
1.173 Bryn Mawr Avenue, view of diversion chamber at Bryn Mawr Avenue and Marmora Avenue looking southwest. New 9½ foot brick sewer in center background intersects existing 8 foot brick sewer in Bryn Mawr Avenue from the right. Sanitary flow is conveyed to Howard Street Sewage Treatment Plant and storm water is diverted at three points to the North Branch of the Chicago River , n.d. (2 copies)
1.174 Bryn Mawr Avenue, tunnel operation 9½ foot sewer in Miltimore Avenue , July 7, 1930 (2 copies and glass plate slide duplicate)
1.175 Bryn Mawr Avenue, west heading, July 7, 1930 (2 copies)
1.176 Bryn Mawr Avenue, bulkhead, above ground, July 7, 1930 (3 copies)
1.177 Bryn Mawr Avenue, bricklayers, south heading, July 7, 1930 (2 copies)
1.178 Bryn Mawr Avenue, bricklayers, north heading, July 7, 1930 (2 copies)
1.179 Bryn Mawr Avenue, view showing intersection of 5 foot sewer in Nordica Avenue with 5½ foot sewer in Bryn Mawr Avenue, October 23, 1930 (glass plate slide duplicate)
1.180 Bryn Mawr Avenue, view of concrete bulkhead and apron at outfall in North Branch of Chicago River. The opening at the face of the bulkhead is 14 feet wide and 11 feet high. This outfall is located in the Forest Preserve near Miltimore Avenue and is the storm water outlet for the Bryn Mawr Avenue Sewer System, the sanitary flow being diverted at Bryn Mawr Avenue and Marmora Avenue, thence to the Howard Street Sewage Treatment Plant, operated by the Sanitary District of Chicago, above ground, October 23, 1930 (3 copies)
1.181 Bryn Mawr Avenue, view of concrete storm water outfall at North Branch of Chicago River, above ground, October 23, 1930
1.182 Bryn Mawr Avenue, view of diversion chamber across Bryn Mawr Avenue in Marmora Avenue looking southwest showing downstream side of the concrete weir, new 9½ foot brick sewer at the north wall of the existing 8 foot brick sewer in Bryn Mawr Avenue, December 9, 1930 (2 copies)
1.183 Bryn Mawr Avenue, downstream side of the weir, looking southwest across Bryn Mawr Avenue in Marmora Avenue , December 9, 1930 (Glass plate slide)
1.184 California Avenue, north of 35th Street and California , above ground, n.d.
1.185 California Avenue, north of 35th Street and California , pipe, above ground, n.d.
1.186 Number unassigned
1.187 Number unassigned
1.188 Number unassigned
1.189 Number unassigned
1.190 Number unassigned
1.191 Cottage Grove [115 South Cottage Grove ], transition 48 inch x 66 inch brickwork, c. 1959
1.192 Crawford Avenue [now Pulaski Road ], 1922
1.193 Crawford Avenue [now Pulaski Road ], 1922
1.194 Crawford Avenue [now Pulaski Road ], 1922
1.195 Crawford Avenue [now Pulaski Road ], 1922
1.196 Crawford Avenue [now Pulaski Road ], 1922
1.197 Crawford Avenue [now Pulaski Road ], 1922
1.198 Crawford Avenue [now Pulaski Road ], 1922
1.199 Crawford Avenue [now Pulaski Road ], 1922
1.200 Crawford Avenue [now Pulaski Road ], 1922
1.201 Crawford Avenue [now Pulaski Road ], 1922
1.202 Crawford [South Crawford, now Pulaski], sewer Works Progress Administration, above ground, c. 1936-1937
1.203 Damen Avenue and 14th Street, maintenance and repair work through 3½ foot sewer, above ground, n.d.
1.204 Damen and Lawrence, sewer construction, above ground, October 20, 1988
1.205 Damen and Lawrence, sewer construction, above ground, October 20, 1988
1.206 Dearborn Street, profile of 12 inch sewer in Dearborn Street from Adams Street to Monroe Street , n.d.
1.207 Devon Avenue Sewer System, typical bulkhead and outfall, above ground, January 14, 1931
1.208 Diversey Avenue and Hamlin, view from part way up in M.H. [Main Heading?] down and to south (on brick sewer). Plank (and bag) dam for weir in south wall of Diversey 6 foot. Built weir up 5 courses to reduce dry flow in Wrightwood relief sewer at Logan and Elston gate chamber, October 15, 1959
1.209 Diversey Avenue, sewer chamber, October 15, 1959
1.210 Diversey Avenue, sewer chamber, October 15, 1959
1.211 Diversey Avenue, sewer chamber, October 15, 1959
1.212 Diversey Avenue, sewer chamber, October 15, 1959
1.213 Diversey Avenue, J.S. sitting on a plank (and sponge rubber) dam 6 foot Diversey sewer at junction and take-off for Hamlin branch of Wrightwood relief sewer (to reduce dry flow in Wrightwood at Elston Avenue gate chamber), view up from "apron" below weir in Hamlin, October 15, 1959
1.214 Diversey Avenue, close up of J.S. sitting on a plank (and sponge rubber) dam 6 foot Diversey sewer at junction and take-off for Hamlin branch of Wrightwood relief sewer (to reduce dry flow in Wrightwood at Elston Avenue gate chamber), view up from "apron" below weir in Hamlin, October 15, 1959
1.215 Diversey Avenue, sewer chamber, October 15, 1959
1.216 Diversey Avenue, sewer chamber, October 15, 1959
1.217 Federal Street, profile of 12 foot sewer in Federal Street from Harrison Street to Polk Street , n.d.
1.218 Forest Preserve Road Sewer System outfall, looking east from bank shows highway bridge on railroad, above ground, January 14, 1931
1.219 Forest Preserve Road Sewer System, outfall at east bank of Des Plaines River , January 14, 1932
1.220 Foster Avenue at exit ramp, outlet of siphon sewer, December 1964
1.221 Foster Avenue, sewer tunnel, May 24, 1967
1.222 Foster Avenue, sewer tunnel work, May 24, 1967
1.223 Foster Avenue, east of Karlov, tunnel construction, May 24, 1967
1.224 Foster Avenue, siphon, view from east wall outlet chamber, September 24, 1984
1.225 Fullerton Avenue, City of Chicago , plan and profile for the Fullerton conduit, n.d.
1.226 Fulton Avenue and Rockwell Street, looking north at Fulton and Rockwell Avenues, entrance into material yard by trucks. Depression at curb and C.B. Background at red truck is truck washing spot. Water flows down driveway to C.B., Mr. Pepper with rule, above ground, May 15, 1980
1.227 Glenwood Avenue and Albion Avenue, sewer construction, above ground, c. 1932
1.228 Greenwood [5100 South Greenwood ], sewer construction or repair, April 2, 1974
1.229 Halsted Street, trench east half of Halsted Street north of Cabrini, preparing for laying of 4 foot reinforced concrete pipe (R.C.P.) sewer (University of Illinois Chicago), n.d.
1.230 Halsted Street, 4 foot reinforced concrete pipe (R.C.P.) sewer looking east of Halsted north place of Cabrini, concrete left center is base for M.H. [Main Heading?] at station 2 and 98, above ground, July 1963
1.231 Halsted Street, retainer wall at Halsted Street and east side of Cabrini, July 24, 1963
1.232 Hiawatha Drive, view of sewer looking east on Hiawatha Drive, 25 feet east on Algonquin Avenue, showing sewer opening, retaining walls and steam shovels, May 22, 1925
1.233 Homan Avenue, north of 112th Place, looking south of sewer construction, above ground, June 23, 1936
1.234 Homan Avenue, siphon at Congress Street Highway. Secondary east 54 inch barrel looking south through open cleanout into tunnel, July 9, 1955
1.235 Indiana Avenue, inspection of sewer system, April 16, 1953
1.236 Indiana Avenue, inspection of sewer system, 4-A, April 16, 1953
1.237 Indiana Avenue, inspection of sewer system, 4-A, April 16, 1953
1.238 Indiana Avenue, inspection of sewer system, 4-A, April 16, 1953
1.239 Indiana Avenue, inspection of sewer system, April 16, 1953
1.240 Indiana Avenue, inspection of sewer system, April 16, 1953
1.241 Indiana Avenue, inspection of sewer system, 4-A, Kloman is pictured, above ground, April 16, 1953
1.242 Indiana Avenue, inspection of sewer system, 4-A, Kloman is pictured, above ground, April 16, 1953
1.243 Indiana Avenue, inspection of sewer system, 4-A, April 16, 1953
1.244 Indiana Avenue, inspection of sewer system, 4-A, April 16, 1953 (3 copies)
1.245 Indiana Avenue, Zukowski and Kloman inspecting Indiana Avenue 4-A sewer, 84th Street connection to east, April 16, 1953 (2 copies)
1.246 Irving Park and Springfield , brick junction chamber, September 15, 1960
1.247 Kedzie Avenue [ South Kedzie ], 5 foot diameter under bridge 76th north. Armco liner asbestos and tar lined, April 25, 1978
1.248 Kilbourn Avenue, start of project in easement in P.G.L. and C. Co. plant in Kilbourn Avenue extension south and south of the west fork of the south branch of the Chicago River (about 37th Street), hand excavation (Works Progress Administration Project 3734, excavation station 16 and 0), above ground, c. 1938
1.249 Kilbourn Avenue, use of "Needle Beam" in 18 foot x 14 foot, 4 inch foot sewer tunnel in easement in P.G.L. and C. Co. plant under Sanitary District Canal spoil bank on north side of canal at Kilbourn Avenue extended south (Works Progress Administration Project 3734 tunnel excavation station 1 and 00), c. 1939
1.250 Kilbourn Avenue, 18 foot x 14 foot, 4 inch in easement in P.G.L. and C. Co. plant at Kilbourn Avenue extended south and about 38th Street extended east (Works Progress Administration Project 3734 pouring arch station 12 and 50), above ground, c. 1939
1.251 Kilbourn Avenue, backfill around 24 inch gas main over 18 foot x 14 foot, 4 inch sewer in easement in P.G.L. and C. Co. plant at Kilbourn Avenue about 39th Street extended east (backfilled under gas main with sand first then clay.) (Works Progress Administration Project 3734 backfilling arch station 3 and 0), above ground, November 1939
1.252 Kostner Avenue Sewer System map, n.d.
1.253 Kostner Avenue, view westerly on Lexington Street from west of Kostner, above ground, November 30, 1948
1.254 Kostner Avenue, view easterly, backfilling on Lexington Street , above ground, November 30, 1948
1.255 Kostner Avenue , backhoe excavating near 25 feet total depth 27 feet, November 30, 1948
1.256 Kostner Avenue , bulldozer finishing bottom and side cuts ahead of bottom braces, November 30, 1948
1.257 Kostner Avenue, finishing invert excavation in background, November 30, 1948
1.258 Kostner Avenue, "pump-crete" pipeline on intermediate bracing system, n.d.
1.259 Kostner Avenue, finished invert arch forms in background, November 30, 1948
1.260 Kostner Avenue, 2-D opposite 8 inch D.C. (east wall) 20 feet north, 3rd M.H. [Main Heading?] south of North Avenue in Kostner Avenue, March 23, 1959
1.261 Kostner Avenue, 2-D 8 inch D.C. (west) 20 feet north, 3rd M.H. [Main Heading?] south of North Avenue in Kostner Avenue at flow line. Corrosive action has eaten hole through wall of 84 inch concrete sewer, March 23, 1959
1.262 Kostner Avenue, 2-D corrosive action at dry weather flow line of 84 inch diameter concrete pipe south of 3rd M.H. [Main Heading?] south of North Avenue, March 23, 1959
1.263 Kostner Avenue, M.H. [Main Heading?] in private street over 8 inch drain serving Helene Curtis and Murnane Paper Company, west of Kostner Avenue. Concrete block eaten away at water line, March 23, 1959
1.264 Kostner Avenue, M.H. [Main Heading?] in private street ( LeMoyne Avenue ) west of Kostner Avenue . Concrete block eaten away at water line over 8 inch drain. Serving Murnane Paper Company and Helene Curtis, March 15, 1959
1.265 Kostner Avenue, 2-D opposite 8 inch D.C. (east wall) 20 feet north, 3rd M.H. [Main Heading?] south of North Avenue in Kostner Avenue, March 23, 1959
1.266 Kostner Avenue, 2-D, 8 inch D.C. (west) 20 feet north of 3rd M.H. [Main Heading?] south of North Avenue in Kostner Avenue , March 23, 1959
1.267 Kostner Avenue, 2-D, 8 inch D.C., 20 feet north of M.H. [Main Heading?] 3rd south of North Avenue flow into stream of 84 inch concrete pipe. Invert gone below point of impact, March 23, 1959 (2 copies)
1.268 Kostner Avenue, setting up board for flume in Kostner Avenue Sewer near LeMoyne Avenue , March 14, 1960
1.269 Kostner Avenue near LeMoyne Avenue looking south. Sump pump set in hole in invert below Helene Curtis drain, March 17, 1960
1.270 Kostner Avenue near LeMoyne Avenue , showing set up for drain repair at Helene Curtis drain, March 17, 1960
1.271 Kostner Avenue, looking south in Kostner Sewer near LeMoyne Avenue . Photo shows flume along east wall - sump pump set in hole in invert of sewer below Helene Curtis drain, March 17, 1960 (2 copies)
1.272 Kostner Avenue, looking northeast side of sewer showing steel exposed by acids from Helene Curtis opposite 8 inch drain. Also flume and bag dam to divert water from repair area, Kostner Avenue sewer near LeMoyne Avenue, March 17, 1960
1.273 Kostner Avenue, looking north showing arrangement of three working platforms, flume, etc., Kostner Avenue sewer near LeMoyne Avenue, March 17, 1960 (2 copies)
1.274 Kostner Avenue, looking north, Kostner Avenue Sewer west wall under Helene Curtis drain, north of private street near LeMoyne Avenue , March 17, 1960
1.275 Kostner Avenue, Helene Curtis drain, general view, March 17, 1960
1.276 Kostner Avenue, Helene Curtis drain, general view, March 17, 1960
1.277 Kostner Avenue, Helene Curtis drain, general view, March 17, 1960
1.278 Kostner Avenue, Helene Curtis drain, general view, March 17, 1960
1.279 Kostner Avenue, late afternoon photo in Kostner Avenue near LeMoyne Avenue, March 28, 1960
1.280 Kostner Avenue, looking south, west side of Kostner Avenue Sewer showing 8 inch Helene Curtis drain repair and area under drain, March 30, 1960 (3 copies)
1.281 Kostner Avenue, looking north, west side of Kostner Avenue Sewer showing 8 inch Helene Curtis drain area beneath completely repaired, March 30, 1960 (2 copies)
1.282 Kostner Avenue, Helene Curtis drain, repair area view, March 30, 1960
1.283 Kostner Avenue, Helene Curtis drain, repair area view, March 30, 1960 (3 copies)
1.284 Lake Shore Drive , Oak Street Beach sewer north in Lake Shore Drive , above ground, August 1, 1937
1.285 Lake Shore Drive from North Avenue pedestrian bridge, looking north, above ground, March 17, 1966 (see also negative roll, 6.3)
1.286 Lamon Avenue, laying 18 inch vitrified tile pipe (V.T.P.) in Lamon Avenue south of Bryn Mawr Avenue , C. Tunno is pictured, above ground, October 12, 1957
1.287 Lamon and Wrightwood weir (completed) in opening of 8½ inch eastbound sewer, built to reduce dry weather flow in Wrightwood ( Logan Boulevard ) at Elston Avenue, November 10, 1959
1.288 Lamon Avenue, 3-course (plus or minus 10 inch high weir) in opening of 8½ foot eastbound sewer at Lamon and Wrightwood. Built to reduce dry weather flow in Wrightwood ( Logan Boulevard ) at Elston Avenue, November 10, 1959
1.289 Langley Avenue, west side of Langley Avenue, north of 61st Street, construction, above ground, c. 1957 (2 copies)
1.290 Langley Avenue, west side of Langley Avenue, north of 61st Street , construction, above ground, c. 1957
1.291 Langley Avenue, west side of Langley Avenue, north of 61st Street , construction, above ground, c. 1957
1.292 Langley Avenue, west side of Langley Avenue, north of 61st Street , construction, above ground, c. 1957
1.293 Langley Avenue, west side of Langley Avenue, south of Diversey on Kilpatrick, construction, c. 1957 (2 copies)
1.294 Laramie and Lawrence , gas 65 inches down, above ground, n.d.
1.295 Laramie and Lawrence , pipe, above ground, 1973-1974
1.296 Laramie and Lawrence , above ground, 1973-1974
1.297 Laramie and Lawrence , shecking next to shaft, August-September 1973
1.298 LaSalle Street, diagram, profile of 12 foot sewer in LaSalle Street from Monroe Street to Madison Street, n.d.
1.299 LaSalle Street, diagram, partial section of Continental National Bank Building, southwest corner of LaSalle and Adams Streets, n.d.
1.300 LaVergne Avenue, between Roscoe and Belmont, sewer tunnel, 1956
1.301 LaVergne Avenue, between Roscoe and Belmont, sewer tunnel, 1956
1.302 Lawndale outfall, Works Progress Administration Project, above ground, 1936-1937
1.303 Lawrence Avenue, 5 feet west of North Shore Channel at Sanitary District diversion chamber weir, March 10, 1958 (see also negative roll, 6.1)
1.304 Lawrence Avenue, Sanitary District diversion chamber in Lawrence Avenue, west of North Shore Channel, looking north, March 10, 1958 (see also negative roll, 6.1)
1.305 Leamington Avenue, sewer construction 1-A at alley in 49th Street east of Cicero , March 14, 1958 (see also negative roll, 6.1)
1.306 Leamington Avenue, sewer construction 1-A in 49th Street near LaCrosse Avenue, above ground, March 14, 1958 (see also negative roll, 6.1)
1.307 Leamington Avenue, 1-A at alley east of Cicero Avenue in 49th Street , above ground, March 14, 1958 (see also negative roll, 6.1)
1.308 Leamington Avenue , 1-A 49th Street west of Cicero Avenue (LaCrosse), above ground, March 14, 1958 (see also negative roll, 6.1)
1.309 Leamington Avenue, 1-A. Twenty-one foot 6 inch x 19 foot 4¼ inch. 49th Street east of Cicero Avenue at alley, east, above ground, March 14, 1958 (see also negative roll, 6.1)
1.310 Leamington Avenue, 1-A west of Cicero Avenue in 49th Street (LaCrosse), above ground, March 14, 1958 (see also negative roll, 6.1)
1.311 Leamington Avenue, sewer construction, 1-C, general view north from station 14 and 00, above ground, August 20, 1958
1.312 Leamington Avenue, sluice gate control, moisture on walls, March 17, 1966
1.313 Leamington Avenue, sluice gate control, moisture on walls, March 17, 1966
1.314 Leamington Avenue, sluice gate control, moisture on walls, March 17, 1966
1.315 Leamington Avenue, sluice gate control, water on floor, March 17, 1966
1.316 Leamington Avenue, sluice gate control, moisture on wall and ceiling, March 17, 1966
1.317 Loop , "Workmen Burrow Through Clay 40 Feet Under Loop," original photograph and news clipping on back, c. January 18, 1937
1.318 Magnolia Avenue, shows 8½ foot connection of Thorndale straight ahead, n.d.
1.319 Magnolia Avenue, shows Y junction of 7 feet, c. 1931
1.320 Magnolia Avenue, view looking north from below the arch centering, showing three sets of sheeting, wood sheeting in upper and lower set and steel sheeting in center set. The cut here is 24 feet, April 9, 1931
1.321 Magnolia Avenue, view of tunnel inside sewer, April 9, 1931
1.322 Magnolia Avenue, view of construction of Magnolia Avenue sewer, above ground, April 9, 1931
1.323 Magnolia Avenue, view looking southwest showing intersection of 11 foot sewer in Magnolia Avenue with 16 foot interceptor in Lawrence Avenue, showing cofferdam. Length across opening at springing line is 22 feet, April 20, 1931
1.324 Magnolia Avenue, 11 foot junction with 16 foot Lawrence Avenue, April 20, 1931
1.325 Magnolia Avenue, direct intersection and reverse overflow at Pratt Boulevard and Sheridan Road , September 21, 1932
1.326 Magnolia Avenue, 8½ foot connection with 11 foot at Glenwood Avenue and Thorndale Avenue looking upstream, August 11, 1933
1.327 Magnolia Avenue, west side of Magnolia Avenue, south of LeMoyne Avenue , above ground, April 11, 1962
1.328 Magnolia Avenue, west side of Magnolia Avenue, south of LeMoyne Avenue , above ground, April 11, 1962
1.329 Magnolia Avenue, west side of Magnolia Avenue, south of LeMoyne Avenue , above ground, April 11, 1962
1.330 Magnolia Avenue, west side of Magnolia Avenue, south of LeMoyne Avenue , above ground, April 11, 1962
1.331 Magnolia Avenue, west side of Magnolia Avenue, south of LeMoyne Avenue , above ground, April 11, 1962
1.332 Magnolia Avenue, west side of Magnolia Avenue, south of LeMoyne Avenue , above ground, April 11, 1962
1.333 Magnolia Avenue, west side of Magnolia Avenue, south of LeMoyne Avenue , above ground, April 11, 1962
1.334 Magnolia Avenue, west side of Magnolia Avenue, south of LeMoyne Avenue , above ground, April 11, 1962
1.335 Magnolia Avenue, west side of Magnolia Avenue, south of LeMoyne Avenue , above ground, April 11, 1962
1.336 Michigan Avenue, Michigan and Wacker at outfall looking northeast, middle section of chamber connecting to outfall not yet started, above ground, May 25, 1939
1.337 Milwaukee Bridge at the Como Inn [unknown] Brothers. State engineer Peck, Jos. made them take up this line a straighter out two H.P., above ground, June 1960
1.338 Monroe Street, diagram, profile of 2 foot x 2¼ foot sewer in Monroe Street from Wabash Avenue to Dearborn Street, n.d.
1.339 Monroe Street, view of 12 x 9½ foot monolithic concrete sewer in Monroe Street, showing construction of concrete invert. Existing sewer drains and connections are maintained by suspended iron galvanized pipe as shown, August 29, 1930 (2 copies)
1.340 Monroe Street, view of construction of Monroe Street Sewer System, above ground, August 29, 1930 (2 copies)
1.341 Monroe Street, view of construction of Monroe Street Sewer System, above ground, August 29, 1930 (2 copies)
1.342 Monroe Street, view of construction of Monroe Street Sewer System, above ground, August 29, 1930 (2 copies)
1.343 Monroe Street, view showing construction of 12 x 9½ foot concrete sewer. Batch truck is dumping cement and aggregates into concrete mixer. Mixer is delivering concrete to the arch of the sewer and workmen are placing reinforcing steel in the arch, above ground, August 29, 1930 (2 copies)
1.344 Monroe Street, view of construction of Monroe Street Sewer System, above ground, August 29, 1930
1.345 Monroe Street, view of construction of Monroe Street Sewer System, above ground, August 29, 1930
1.346 Monroe Street, view of construction of Monroe Street Sewer System, above ground, August 29, 1930
1.347 Monroe Street, view showing completed 12 x 9½ foot concrete sewer. Truck has just completed dumping a load of earth on sewer as backfilling. The tractor shown on the right pushes earth over the sewer and levels the backfill to the same grade as the pavement on either side, above ground, August 29, 1930 (3 copies)
1.348 Monroe Street, view of construction of Monroe Street Sewer System, above ground, August 29, 1930 (2 copies)
1.349 Monroe Street, view of construction of Monroe Street Sewer System, above ground, August 29, 1930 (2 copies)
1.350 Monroe Street, view showing construction of 11 x 9 foot concrete sewer in Monroe Street at Ogden Avenue . Hon. M. J. Faherty, President of the Board of Local Improvements, Hon. William Hale Thompson, Mayor and Mr. A. J. Schafmayer, Engineer, Board of Local Improvements are pictured, above ground, October 23, 1930 (2 copies)
1.351 Monroe Street, view in bottom of 11 x 9 foot concrete sewer in Monroe Street at Ashland Boulevard . A 30 inch water main is shown extending across the ditch, which was later cut out and elevated above the sewer. In foreground from left to right, Hon. M. J. Faherty, President of the Board of Local Improvements, Hon. William Hale Thompson, Mayor, Mr. J. Casey, General Superintendent, Underground Construction Co., and Mr. A. J. Schafmayer, Engineer, Board of Local Improvements, above ground, October 23, 1930 (2 copies)
1.352 Monroe Street, Wood Street looking north from the alley south of Warren Avenue, above ground, July 1, 1931 (2 copies)
1.353 Monroe Street , Wood Street looking south from a point 5 feet south of N.L. Ogden Avenue, above ground, July 1, 1931
1.354 Monroe Street, Wood Street looking due north from a point 50 feet north of Jackson Boulevard, above ground, July 1, 1931 (2 copies)
1.355 Monroe Street , Wood Street looking due north from a point 50 feet north of Jackson Boulevard, after asphalt top was laid, above ground, c. July 1, 1931
1.356
Monroe Street , Peoria Street looking north from a point at the N.L. of #13 N. Peoria Street, above ground, July 1, 1931
1.357 Monroe Street, Peoria Street looking southeasterly from the southwest curb corner of Randolph Street and Peoria Street, above ground, July 1, 1931 (3 copies)
1.358 Monroe Street, Peoria Street looking north from a point 75 feet north of N.L. Jackson Boulevard, above ground, July 1, 1931 (2 copies)
1.359
Monroe Street , Peoria Street facing north, photo was taken before concrete base was laid, above ground, July 8, 1931
1.360 Monroe Street, Wood Street looking south from a point 5 feet south of N.L. Ogden Avenue, after concrete base was laid, above ground, July 8, 1931
1.361
Monroe Street , Peoria Street facing southwest, photo was taken before concrete base was laid, above ground, July 8, 1931
1.362 Monroe Street , Wood Street after concrete base was laid, above ground, above ground, July 8, 1931
1.363 Monroe Street, Wood Street looking south from a point 5 feet north of S.L. Madison Street and 5 feet west of east curb, photo taken before concrete base was laid, above ground, July 8, 1931
1.364 Monroe Street, Wood Street looking south from a point 5 feet north of S.L. Madison Street and 5 feet west of east curb, photo taken, after asphalt was laid, above ground, c. 1931
1.365
Monroe Street , Peoria Street looking southeasterly from the southwest curb corner of Randolph Street and Peoria Street, after concrete base was laid, above ground, August 7, 1931
1.366
Monroe Street , Peoria Street facing north, photo was taken after concrete base was laid, above ground, August 7, 1931
1.367
Monroe Street , Peoria Street facing southwest, photo was taken after concrete base was laid, above ground, August 7, 1931
1.368 Monroe Street, Wood Street looking south from a point 5 feet south of N.L. Ogden Avenue, after asphalt top was laid, above ground, August 7, 1931
1.369
Monroe Street , Peoria Street facing southwest, photo was taken after asphalt top was laid, August 26, 1931
1.370
Monroe Street , Peoria Street facing north, photo was taken after asphalt top was laid, above ground, August 26, 1931
1.371
Monroe Street , Peoria Street looking southeasterly from the southwest curb corner of Randolph Street and Peoria Street, photo taken after asphalt top was laid, above ground, August 26, 1931
1.372 Monroe Street looking northeast, above ground, October 4, 1955 (4 copies)
1.373 Monroe Street sewer tunnel, October 4, 1955 (3 copies)
1.374 Monroe Street looking east, above ground, October 4, 1955 (4 copies)
1.375 Monroe Street sewer tunnel, October 4, 1955
1.376 Monroe Street sewer tunnel, October 4, 1955 (3 copies)
1.377 Monroe Street sewer tunnel, October 4, 1955 (3 copies)
1.378 Monroe Street sewer tunnel, October 4, 1955 (2 copies)
1.379 Monroe Street sewer tunnel, October 4, 1955 (3 copies)
1.380 Monroe Street sewer tunnel, October 4, 1955 (4 copies)
1.381 Monroe Street sewer tunnel, October 4, 1955 (4 copies)
1.382 Monroe Street sewer tunnel, October 4, 1955 (3 copies)
1.383 Monroe Street siphon outlet, primary BBL, November 4, 1955
1.384 Monroe Street siphon outlet, secondary BBL, November 4, 1955
1.385 Monroe Street siphon outlet, tertiary BBL, November 4, 1955
1.386 Monroe Street siphon diversion to old sewer at west end, November 4, 1955
1.387 Monroe Street siphon, November 4, 1955
1.388 Monroe Street siphon, November 4, 1955
1.389 Monroe Street siphon looking east in "Afterbay", November 4, 1955
1.390 Monroe Street siphon outlet, primary tube, November 4, 1955
1.391 Monroe Street siphon looking west, under drain tile on ground, above ground, November 4, 1955 (2 copies)
1.392 Monroe Street looking southwest, above ground, November 4, 1955 (4 copies)
1.393 Monroe Street sewer, a form for siphon, above ground, n.d.
1.394 Monroe Street sewer looking east, above ground, c. 1955
1.395 Monroe Street sewer construction, above ground, c. 1955
1.396 Monroe Street sewer construction, above ground, c. 1955
1.397 Monroe Street sewer construction parking lot, above ground, c. 1955
1.398 Monroe Street form for siphon, excavating, M. J. Boyd, Ed Harris from the Sewer Department, above ground, n.d.
1.399 Natchez Avenue, general view of construction of 5½ foot sewer in Central Avenue north of Archer Avenue, above ground, September 20, 1929
1.400 Natchez Avenue, curve and intersection at 52nd Street and Central Avenue , September 20, 1929 (duplicate as glass plate slide)
1.401 Natchez Avenue, junction chamber at 51st Street and Natchez Avenue , September 20, 1929 (duplicate as glass plate slide)
1.402 Natchez Avenue, junction chamber at 51st Street and Natchez Avenue , September 20, 1929
1.403 Natchez Avenue, 9½x 12 foot concrete sewer near outfall, September 20, 1929
1.404 Neenah Avenue, moving soil between Neenah and Nashville Avenues, above ground, n.d.
1.405 Neenah Avenue, start of excavation northwest of expressway, above ground, n.d.
1.406 Neenah Avenue, north and south alley north of Diversey between Neenah and Nashville Avenues loading muck car in south tunnel, September 4, 1957
1.407 Neenah Avenue, north and south alley north of Diversey between Neenah and Nashville Avenues looking north in tunnels, September 4, 1957
1.408 Neenah Avenue, looking down shaft (muck car in center) in north and south alley north of Diversey between Neenah and Nashville Avenues, September 4, 1957
1.409 Ogden Avenue, view on Ogden Avenue, subway at C & N. W. Ry. tracks between Carpenter and Sangamon Streets looking west, above ground, May 18, 1925
1.410 Ogden Avenue, view on Ogden Avenue, subway at C & N. W. Ry. tracks between Carpenter and Sangamon Streets, looking southwest, above ground, May 18, 1925
1.411 O’Hare Field outfall, northwest field, scouring of asphalt lining of Armco pipe, above ground, March 17, 1966 (see also negative roll, 6.3)
1.412 O’Hare Field outfall, northwest field, scouring of asphalt lining of Armco pipe, above ground, March 17, 1966 (see also negative roll, 6.3)
1.413 O’Hare Field outfall, northwest field, scouring of asphalt lining of Armco pipe, above ground, March 17, 1966 (see also negative roll, 6.3)
1.414 Paulina Street Sewer System, auxiliary outlet sewers, map, September 1946
1.415 Pine Grove north of Sheridan Road , June 25, 1969
1.416 Pioneer and Balmoral, view of pipe, above ground, August 1963
1.417 Pioneer and Balmoral, view of pipe, above ground, August 1963
1.418 Plymouth Place, profile of 12 foot sewer in Plymouth Place from Harrison Street to Polk Street , n.d.
1.419 Polk Street, profile showing Polk Street Sewer, 1910
1.420 Polk Street, breaking out east half of Halsted before excavating for placement of 48 inch reinforced concrete pipe (R.C.P.) sewer, above ground, July 18, 1963
1.421 Polk Street, digging west half of Halsted using clam bucket, looking east, above ground, August 2, 1963
1.422 Polk Street, west half of Halsted excavation looking south, above ground, August 2, 1963
1.423 Polk Street, west half of Halsted looking southeast, above ground, August 2, 1963
1.424 Polk Street, 48 inch reinforced concrete pipe (R.C.P.) sewer between footings, looking northeast, above ground, August 2, 1963
1.425 Polk Street, west half of Halsted Street, August 2, 1963
1.426 Polk Street, viewing west from M.H. [Main Heading?] A-5, sewer in place between footings and columns, above ground, August 15, 1963
1.427 Polk Street, view southeast of 48 inch reinforced concrete pipe (R.C.P.) sewer between footings and columns, above ground, August 15, 1963
1.428 Polk Street, engineers checking grade on replaced 48 inch reinforced concrete pipe (R.C.P.) between station 6 and 30 and station 6 and 97, looking east, above ground, August 22, 1963
1.429 Polk Street, looking west across Blue Island Avenue , hand digging operation, above ground, August 27, 1963
1.430 Polk Street, view looking southwest of back-filled ground over 48 inch reinforced concrete pipe (R.C.P.) sewer between footing and columns, above ground, August 27, 1963
1.431 Polk Street, inspecting damaged C.E. Co. duct line, excavated area beyond sheeting line, looking northeast, above ground, September 4, 1963
1.432 Polk Street, view looking west along damages to 48 inch reinforced concrete pipe (R.C.P.) sewer line, above ground, September 5, 1963
1.433 Polk Street, inspecting damaged C.E. Co. duct line and 48 inch reinforced concrete pipe (R.C.P.) sewer, looking west, above ground, September 5, 1963
1.434 Polk Street, backhoe clearing away shifted ground along C.E. Co. line and sewer line, looking west, above ground, September 5, 1963
1.435 Polk Street, looking to west along sewer line after pipe removal completed, above ground, September 16, 1963
1.436 Polk Street, sections of 48 inch reinforced concrete pipe (R.C.P.) which were removed after sewer shifted, above ground, September 16, 1963
1.437 Polk Street, pouring upper half connection at Polk Street and Morgan Street station 17 and 95, looking to east, September 20, 1963
1.438 Polk Street, looking northwest at completed connection at Polk Street and Morgan Street station 17 and 95, above ground, September 23, 1963
1.439 Polk Street, completed connection at Polk Street and Morgan Street station 17 and 95, looking to west, above ground, September 23, 1963
1.440 Polk Street, viewing east between station 5 and 77 and station 7 and 07, welding angle plates to longitudinal beams, October 4, 1963
1.441 Polk Street, placing 48 inch reinforced concrete pipe (R.C.P.) sewer (gasket type), looking east at station 5 and 77 approximately, longitudinal beams plus concrete bed cradle pipe, above ground, October 8, 1963
1.442 Polk Street, looking east to 48 inch reinforced concrete pipe (R.C.P.) sewer in place on cradle structure between station 5 and 77 and station 7 and 07, above ground, October 9, 1963
1.443 Polk Street, close-up of 48 inch reinforced concrete pipe (R.C.P.) sewer, in place between station 5 and 77 and station 7 and 07, showing mastic sealed joints, viewing west, above ground, October 9, 1963
1.444 Polk Street, viewing to west 48 inch reinforced concrete pipe (R.C.P.) sewer tied to longitudinal beams with steel rods, 1964 report, page 13 "D", above ground, October 11, 1963 [Oversized]
1.445 Pratt Boulevard, 13 foot x 13 foot Pratt Boulevard (Contract #1) looking west from near Rockwell and Talman, May 1958
1.446 Pratt Boulevard, muck in 13 foot x 13 foot Pratt Boulevard, west of Rockwell Street . (Contract #1). Light to right comes from opening for Ceccone Contract #2B, May 1958
1.447 Pulaski Road Sewer System, 7½ foot pre-cast reinforced concrete pipe, south of 71st Street , above ground, n.d.
1.448 Pulaski Road Sewer System, south of 79th Street looking north, 7 foot pre-cast concrete pipe sewer, above ground, n.d.
1.449 Pulaski Road, Nalco Chemical Company, 7½ foot diameter of Pulaski Road Sewer. Looking northwest, discharge of 18 inch diameter from Nalco, July 1, 1970
1.450 Quincy Street, sewer inspection in tunnel, April 29, 1953
1.451
Quincy Street, Chicago River to Jefferson Street . Pictured are R. Kloman, W. Kelly, J. Lugowski, R. Pontarelli, April 29, 1953
1.452 Quincy Street, sewer inspection in tunnel, drain in operation, April 29, 1953 (2 copies)
1.453
Quincy Street, Chicago River to Jefferson Street, tunnel, April 29, 1953
1.454
Quincy Street, Chicago River to Jefferson Street, tunnel, April 29, 1953
1.455
Quincy Street, Chicago River to Jefferson Street, tunnel, April 29, 1953
1.456
Quincy Street, Chicago River to Jefferson Street, inspection in tunnel, April 29, 1953
1.457 Ridge Avenue [ West Ridge Avenue ], trench work on West Ridge Avenue Sewer System, above ground, n.d.
1.458 Ridge Avenue [ West Ridge Avenue ], trench work on West Ridge Avenue Sewer System, sheeting and pumping methods for Chicago sewer trench, n.d.
1.459 River Road [East River Road], building M.H. [Main Heading?] on 15 inch sanitation sewer east side of East River Road south of Lawrence Avenue, September 4, 1957
1.460 River Road [ East River Road ], looking south M.H. [Main Heading?] and sewer construction in east side of East River Road, south of Lawrence Avenue , above ground, September 4, 1957
1.461 River Road [East River Road], looking south on east side of East River Road near Wilson Avenue, south of Lawrence showing machine excavation, above ground, September 4, 1957
1.462 Roscoe and Wrightwood sewer systems, auxiliary outlet sewers, map, n.d.
1.463 Roscoe Street, #7, view of sewer construction, between Mobile and Austin , above ground, February 1958
1.464 Roscoe Street, #7, view of sewer construction, between Mobile and Austin , above ground, February 1958
1.465 Roscoe Street, #7, view of sewer construction, between Mobile and Austin , above ground, February 1958
1.466 Roscoe Street, #7, sewer construction close up view, between Mobile and Austin , above ground, February 1958
1.467 Roscoe Street, #7, sewer construction close up view, between Mobile and Austin , above ground, February 1958
1.468 Roscoe Street, #7, sewer construction close up view, between Mobile and Austin , above ground, February 1958
1.469 Roscoe Street, #7, view of sewer construction, between Mobile and Austin , above ground, February 1958
1.470 Roscoe Street, #7 sewer construction, between Mobile and Austin , February 1958
1.471 Roscoe Street outfall, looking south. New shaft and connection into Deep Tunnel, June 1, 1980
1.472 Roscoe Street, Deep Tunnel connection, looking west with shaft laggings still in place above the excavation. Area above water level was bulkhead by laggings in three of the four 8 foot pipes that led to the four outfall gates into the river, June 1, 1980
1.473 Sayre Avenue, looking northwest in Sayre Avenue toward Newport Avenue, house on left is 7001 Newport, above ground, July 7, 1964
1.474 Sheridan Road, looking downstream in Old / Ft. in Sheridan Road . New 8½ foot connection in Thorndale Avenue on right, 1933
1.475 Stony Island Avenue, looking south of 83rd Street into 33 inch sewer, n.d.
1.476 Stony Island Avenue, looking east from line of Stony Island Avenue south of 103rd Street . Start of Incinerator plant sewer (15 inch), April 30, 1957
1.477 Union Avenue, connection at west side of Dan Ryan Union Avenue sewer for Polk Street bypass, just north of Cabrini Street, July 18-19, n.d.
1.478 Van Buren Street siphon, looking east, above ground, May 2, 1958
1.479 Van Buren Street, outlet chamber of Van Buren Street siphon vertical riser, May 2, 1958
1.480 Van Buren Street, looking down descending leg of Van Buren Street siphon from inlet chamber, May 2, 1958
1.481 Van Buren Street, outlet chamber of Van Buren Street siphon looking south at connecting line to old sewer, May 2, 1958
1.482 Van Buren Street, view of Van Buren Street siphon, inlet chamber, May 2, 1958
1.483 Vernon Avenue and 133rd Street, setting 14, 480 lbs of 6 foot sewer pipe, above ground, n.d.
1.484 Vernon Avenue and 133rd Street, sewer drain, above ground, n.d.
1.485 Vernon Avenue and 133rd Street, sewer pipes, above ground, n.d.
1.486 Vernon Avenue and 133rd Street, sewer pipes, above ground, n.d.
1.487 Vernon Avenue and 134th Street, finished chamber, above ground, n.d.
1.488 Vernon Avenue and 134th Street (to east), finishing chamber, above ground, n.d.
1.489 Vernon Avenue and 134th Street (to east), sewer construction, above ground, n.d.
1.490 Vernon Avenue and 134th Street (to west), sewer pipe, above ground, n.d.
1.491 Vernon Avenue and 134th Street (to west), sewer pipe, above ground, n.d.
1.492 Vernon Avenue and 134th Street (to east), setting 15 foot diameter to east from chamber, above ground, n.d.
1.493 Vernon Avenue and 134th Street (to east), two half sections of 6 foot diameter encased in concrete making turn, above ground, n.d.
1.494 Vernon Avenue and 134th Street (to east), forming top of chamber, above ground, n.d.
1.495 Vernon Avenue and 134th Street (to west), above ground, n.d.
1.496 Vernon Avenue and 134th Street, 6 foot diameter sewer pipe, above ground, n.d.
1.497 Western Avenue, looking east at west side of Western Avenue sewer construction, above ground, 1948
1.498 Wilson Avenue, manhole base over 6 foot sewer in extension of Wilson Avenue in forest preserve west of East River Road , n.d.
1.499 Wrightwood Avenue outfall, above ground, n.d.
1.500 Wrightwood Avenue outfall, above ground, n.d.
1.501 Wrightwood Avenue sewer, n.d.
1.502 Wrightwood Avenue sewer, n.d.
1.503 Wrightwood Avenue sewer, n.d. (2 copies)
1.504 Wrightwood Avenue sewer, n.d. (2 copies)
1.505 Wrightwood Avenue sewer, n.d.
1.506 Wrightwood Avenue sewer, n.d.
1.507 Wrightwood Avenue #1 outfall, n.d. (2 copies)
1.508 Wrightwood Avenue sewer, n.d. (2 copies)
1.509 Wrightwood Avenue sewer, n.d. (3 copies)
1.510 Wrightwood Avenue sewer, n.d. (2 copies)
1.511 Wrightwood Avenue outfall, n.d.
Photograph albums
2.1 Photograph album, Mount Greenwood Sewer Photographs, showing sewer construction in Mount Greenwood neighborhood, Works Progress Administration project # 3733, 1936-1937. Most photographs are fully described, identified and dated, though some photographs are missing. 146 photographs.
2.2 Photograph album, Mount Greenwood Sewer Photographs. Largely a duplicate copy of 2.1 though with some differences. 147 photographs.
Supporting graphic material
3.1 Graphs, rainfall intensity-duration curve for 5 year frequency. Design storm pattern hyetograph of "5 year" rainfall used in the design of sewers, n.d.
3.2 Graph, maximum runoff rates from 10 acre fully developed residential area-type 5 land use, n.d.
3.3 Graph, comparison of selected rainfalls with design storm pattern of 5 year frequency, n.d.
3.4 Graphs, runoff from elemental strips of pervious area with various length of overland flow, lateral sewer hydrograph from 10 acre drainage area with "type 5" land use, n.d.
3.5 Map, Douglas Park and surrounding area, n.d.
3.6 Map, City of Chicago sewerage of town of Lake and Hyde Park , n.d.
3.7 Map showing main outfall sewers in Chicago , n.d.
3.8 Map, Chicago main drainage channel for the dilution and discharge of sewage into the Des Plaines River , n.d.
3.9 Map of Chicago River , n.d.
3.10 Diagram: Typical Chicago sewer in low ground, n.d.
3.11 Diagram of North Shore Channel, Illinois and Michigan Canal , south branch of Chicago River, Calumet , SAG channels, main channel, the Sanitary District of Chicago, n.d.
3.12 Section of canal pumping works, n.d.
3.13 Plan of Chicago sewerage, n.d.
3.14 Formulas and methods for computing runoff rates, n.d.
3.15 Drainage of Chicago Region, n.d.
3.16 Typical brick intersection, 6 feet x 9 feet, n.d.
3.17 Typical brick intersection, 6 feet x 9 feet, except small connection, n.d.
3.18 Map of relief sewers, Lakeview District, December 1905
3.19 Map of Chicago showing the growth of the city through annexations, 1908
3.20 Map of the City of Chicago and vicinity showing main outfall sewers, March 1910
3.21 Map of Chicago Water System, water main 12 inches diameter and larger, 1911
3.22 The Sanitary District of Chicago, map showing sanitary investigations of rivers and channels, determinations of dissolved oxygen parts per million, average results June, July and August 1911
3.23 Maps showing relative deficiencies of revised outlet and existing outlet sewers based on land use, c. 1940-1941
3.24 Map showing relative deficiencies of existing sewers before any further improvement, 1940-1941
3.25 Map showing estimated relative deficiencies of outfall sewers, 1940-1941
3.26 Chicago Civilian Defense, Plan for Sewers. Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sewers, Emergency Organization for Civilian Defense organizational chart, c. 1942
3.27 Chicago Civilian Defense, Plan for Sewers. Outline map for the City of Chicago , Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sewers, c. 1942
3.28 Chicago Civilian Defense, Plan for Sewers. Cleaning districts, number and types of gangs for normal operation including standard equipment, c. 1942
3.29 Chicago Civilian Defense, Plan for Sewers. Standard equipment repair gangs, repair districts, number of gangs for normal operations including standard equipment, c. 1942
3.30 Chicago Civilian Defense, Plan for Sewers. Machinery and heavy equipment on hand, c. 1942
3.31 Chicago Civilian Defense, Plan for Sewers. Statistical data for sewer cleaning districts, c. 1942
3.32 Chicago Civilian Defense, Plan for Sewers. Machinery and heavy equipment for emergency sewer repairs, c. 1942
3.33 Chicago Civilian Defense, Plan for Sewers. Emergency call list for Bureau of Sewers at 408 City Hall, c. 1942
3.34 Chicago Civilian Defense, Plan for Sewers. Call list for squad A1 and A2, c. 1942
3.35 Chicago Civilian Defense, Plan for Sewers. Report on communications and assembly test of Bureau of Sewers held at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 1942, c. 1942
3.36 Map showing proposed auxiliary sewers and districts in 1947 program, November 20, 1944
3.37 Central South Side Sewer System map, 1945
3.38 Graph showing relative deficiency of existing outlet sewers before improvement, refers to 3.7, 1946
3.39 Graph showing relative deficiency of outlet sewers after improvement, refers to 3.19, 1946
3.40 Graph, runoff computed by modified rational method (Q-FCIA) for uniform type of land use, as indicated, 1946
3.41 Outlet sewer capacities graph, 1946
3.42 Graph, hydraulic gradient 10 acre residential lateral, 1946
3.43 Graph, comparison of selected rainfalls with design storm pattern of 5 year frequency, c. 1954
3.44 Auxiliary outlet sewers bond issues programs, September 1954
3.45 Graph, population growth and increase in outlet capacity of sewer systems in the City of Chicago since year 1840, c. 1955
3.46 Graphs, comparison between "5 year curve" and maximum rainfall rates by months, c. 1955
3.47 Map, City of Chicago , Bureau of Engineering, Surface contours of Chicago and Vicinity, March 1955

Cross index of secondary streets mentioned in descriptions

Street See photo number
14th Street 1.203
21st Street 6.1
35th Street 1.184, 1.185
38th Street 1.250
49th Street 1.305, 1.306, 1.307, 1.308, 1.309, 1.310
51st Street 1.401, 1.402
52nd Street 1.400
61st Street 1.289, 1.290, 1.291, 1.292
71st Street 1.447
76th Street 1.247
79th Street 1.448
83rd Street 1.475
84th Street 1.245
103rd Street 1.153, 1.476
104th Street 1.153
105th Street 1.153
106th Street 1.153
107th Street 1.153
108th Street 1.153
109th Street 1.153
110th Place 1.140, 1.141, 1.142, 1.143, 1.144, 1.145, 1.146, 1.147, 1.148, 1.153
111th Street 1.152, 1.153
112th Place 1.149, 1.233
115th Street 1.151
119th Street 1.125, 1.126, 1.127
133rd Street 1.483, 1.484, 1.485, 1.486
134th Street 1.487, 1.488, 1.489, 1.490, 1.491, 1.492, 1.493, 1.494, 1.495, 1.496, 6.3
Adams Street 1.206, 1.299
Albany Avenue 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12
Albion Avenue 1.227
Algonquin Avenue 1.232
Archer Avenue 1.399
Ashland Boulevard 1.351
Austin 1.463, 1.464, 1.465, 1.466, 1.467, 1.468, 1.469, 1.470
Balmoral 1.416, 1.417
Belmont 1.300, 1.301
Blue Island Avenue 1.429
Bryn Mawr Avenue 1.286
Buena Avenue 1.166, 1.167
Cabrini 1.229, 1.230, 1.231, 1.477
California Avenue 1.14, 1.117, 1.119, 1.120, 1.121, 1.122, 1.123
Canal 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 6.1
Carpenter 1.409, 1.410
Carroll 6.4
Central Avenue 1.399, 1.400
Chicago River 1.451, 1.453, 1.454, 1.455, 1.456, 6.1
Chicago River, North Branch 1.63, 1.118, 1.173, 1.180, 1.181
Chicago River, South Branch 1.248
Circle Drive 6.2
Cicero Avenue 1.101, 1.155, 1.305, 1.307, 1.308, 1.309, 1.310, 6.1
Clifton Avenue 1.164
Commercial 1.34, 1.35, 1.36, 1.37, 1.38, 1.39, 1.40, 1.41, 1.42, 1.43, 1.44, 1.45, 1.46, 1.47
Congress Street 1.234
Crawford Avenue 1.106, 1.108
Dan Ryan 1.477
Dearborn Street 1.338, 6.5
Delphia Avenue 6.4
Des Plaines River 1.219
Diversey 1.293, 1.406, 1.407, 1.408
Dobson 1.27, 1.28
Eberhart Avenue 1.56
Ellis 1.31
Elston Avenue 1.208, 1.213, 1.214, 1.287, 1.288
Ewing Avenue 1.52
Federal Street 1.217
Foster Avenue 1.99, 6.4, 6.5
Fremont Street 1.156, 1.168, 1.169, 1.170, 1.171
Glenwood Avenue 1.326
Halsted Street 1.29, 1.420, 1.421, 1.422, 1.423, 1.425
Hamlin Street 1.53, 1.54, 1.55, 1.208, 1.213, 1.214
Harrison Street 1.217, 1.418
Harvard 1.30
Hoyne 6.4
Indiana 6.3
Jackson Boulevard 1.354, 1.355, 1.358
Jefferson Street 1.451, 1.453, 1.454, 1.455, 1.456
Karlov 1.223
Kilpatrick 1.293
Kimbark Avenue 1.32, 1.33
Kimbark Street 1.26
Kolmar Avenue 1.101, 1.112
Kostner Avenue 1.101
LaCrosse Avenue 1.306, 1.308, 1.310
Laflin 1.150, 1.151, 1.152
Lake Meadows Project 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7
Lake Park 1.24, 1.25, 6.2
Lake Shore Drive 6.3
LaSalle 6.4
Lawndale Avenue 1.13
Lawrence Avenue 1.13, 1.204, 1.205, 1.294,1.295, 1.296 1.297, 1.323, 1.324, 1.459, 1.460, 1.461, 6.1
Leamington Avenue 6.1
Leland Avenue 1.159, 1.160, 1.161, 1.162, 1.163, 1.165
LeMoyne Avenue 1.264, 1.268, 1.269, 1.271, 1.272, 1.273, 1.274, 1.279, 1.327, 1.328, 1.329, 1.330, 1.331, 1.332, 1.333, 1.334, 1.335
Lexington Street 1.253, 1.254
Lincoln Avenue 1.68
Logan Boulevard 1.208, 1.287, 1.288
Mobile 1.463, 1.464, 1.465, 1.466, 1.467, 1.468, 1.469, 1.470
Madison Street 1.298, 1.363, 1.364, 6.5
Magnolia Avenue 1.327
Marmora Avenue 1.173, 1.180, 1.182, 1.183
Miltimore Avenue 1.174, 1.180
Monroe Street 1.206, 1.298
Morgan Street 1.140, 1.141, 1.142, 1.143, 1.144, 1.145, 1.146, 1.147, 1.148, 1.437, 1.438, 1.439
Nashville Avenue 1.404, 1.406, 1.407, 1.408
Newport Avenue 1.473
Nordica Avenue 1.179
North Avenue 1.260, 1.261, 1.262, 1.265, 1.266, 1.267, 1.285, 6.3
North Shore Channel Sanitary Dist. 1.104, 1.107, 1.109, 1.113, 1.114, 1.186, 1.303, 1.304
Oak Street Beach 1.284
Ogden Avenue 1.350, 1.353, 1.360, 1.368
O’Hare Field 6.3
Peoria Street 1.356, 1.357, 1.358, 1.359, 1.361, 1.365, 1.366, 1.367, 1.369, 1.370, 1.371
Polk Street 1.217, 1.418, 1.477
Pratt Boulevard 1.325
Pulaski Road 1.108, 1.192, 1.193, 1.194, 1.195, 1.196, 1.197, 1.198, 1.199, 1.200, 1.201, 1.202, 1.449
Randolph Street 1.357, 1.365, 1.371
River Road 1.498
Rockwell Street 1.49, 1.50, 1.51, 1.226, 1.445, 1.446
Rokeby Street 1.156, 1.168, 1.169, 1.170, 1.171
Roscoe 1.172, 1.300, 1.301
Sangamon 1.15, 1.409, 1.410
Sheridan Road 1.166, 1.167, 1.325, 1.415, 1.474
Springfield 1.246
Stevenson Avenue 1.57
Talman 1.445
Thorndale Avenue 1.318, 1.326, 1.474
Torrence 1.48
Union Avenue 1.477
Wabash Avenue 1.338
Wacker 1.336
Warren Avenue 1.352
Water Place 6.3
Wilson Avenue 1.163, 1.461
Wolcott Avenue 1.61
Wood Street 1.352, 1.353, 1.354, 1.355, 1.360, 1.362, 1.363, 1.364, 1.368
Wrightwood 1.208, 1.214, 1.287, 1.288, 1.462
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