People’s Gas Light & Coke Co. Photo Albums

Date: 1924-1929, 1944, undated. Size: 2 photo albums, 303 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. The People’s Gas Light & Coke Company photo albums were created to document three natural gas pipeline projects in Chicago neighborhoods. The 1925 Northwest Side Project runs through the Old Irving Park and Mayfair communities and goes on to span the bridge at North Branch Chicago River near Forest Glen Avenue. The 95th Street Project runs through the Beverly, Longwood Manor and Rosalind communities. The 1944 project includes pipelines that extend to and from the Crawford Distribution Station, the Division Street Station and the 22nd Street Station. The albums contain views of equipment, natural gas pipes, iron fittings, work crews and street views of the surrounding neighborhoods. [Finding aid]