Historical photo of the week: Construction of the MWRD’s 95th Street Pumping station viewed to the east from atop a gas tank on Baltimore Ave just south of 95th Street in Chicago on June 5, 1924. The pumping station went into service in 1925.
Bob Lalich The blast furnaces in the background were Iroquois Iron's furnace plant south of 95th St. Iroquois built a bigger furnace plant at the mouth of the Calumet River around 1912 and once completed, abandoned the plant seen here.
Marcin Margler It looks new on the front because I was the project engineer with FH Paschen a while back. We put in a conveyor system to screed out the tampons, condoms, etc. Definitely a cool project to work on then and now.
Historical photo of the week: The main pump room inside the (at the time) recently completed 95th Street Pumping station located on Baltimore Ave just south of 95th Street in #Chicago on March 11, 1925. The pumping station went into service in 1925. #TBT
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Masons build a headhouse for the Calumet intercepting sewer system on June 13, 1923. An eastward view of the interior of the structure is shown. This location is on the west bank of the Calumet River, near where the Chicago Skyway currently crosses the river. The vertical lift bridges in the background are still there today. The headhouse is no longer there but it was used for maintenance of the siphon that moves sewer flow under the Calumet River for the intercepting sewer which leads to the 95th Street Pumping Station.