Department of Public Works. Bureau of Engineering Photographs

Dates: circa 1910s-1980s. Size: 7.1 linear feet in 17 boxes. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. Between 1861 and 1991, the Department of Public Works consolidated services for Chicago’s parks, public buildings and bridges, river and harbor, sewerage, streets and water management. Today, all of these services have been reorganized into their own or other city departments. The photographs in this collection capture views of various airport, bridge, expressway and street construction and renovation projects that were kept by staff in the department's Bureau of Engineering. [Partially processed]