People’s Gas Light & Coke Co. Photo Album

Date: 1944. Size: 1 photo album, 236 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. The photo album documents People’s Gas Light & Coke Company natural gas pipeline projects extending to and from the Crawford Distribution Station, the Division Street Station and the 22nd Street Station in 1944. The album contains views of equipment, natural gas pipes, iron fittings, workers and the surrounding neighborhood. Identified street-by-street across part of Chicago’s West Side, the pages record the entire process of gas pipe implementation from ditch digging to pipe laying to repaving. [Finding aid]