By the 1990s, the various suburbs figured out how to cooperate to fund building storm water retention facilities. The following diagram shows the structures added to the abandoned quarry to divert water from Salt Creek when it is about to go over its banks.
Comparing the images from Google and Bing, it appears the Google image caught the reservoir with some runoff in it.
|Jerry Jackson commented on his posting|
[Note the front of a C&NW locomotive on the right-hand side of the photo showing that it was rail served back then.]
Jerry Jackson posted
Moar Elmhurst, IL. Passing Elmhurst-Chicago Stone eastbound. 1990.
|Rick Burn posted|
These photos were taken 58 years ago in August 1960 on First Street on the west side of Elmhurst showing the Elmhurst Chicago Stone Quarry operations. The locomotive in the second picture is on First Street going across to interchange with the CNW.
I was looking for the rail spur to this facility. The 1938 aerial was basically a blob of white. But this Google Earth image shows it coming in at Highland Avenue.
|April 1993 Google Earth Pro|