Growing Infrastructure

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Growing Infrastructure




Highlights from Chicago's infrastructure in the 1920s and 30s. Featuring sewers, public transportation, roads, and popular culture venues.




Alicia Zeimet

Collection Items

Straightening the Chicago River
A crane sits on the bank of the Chicago River and is set along side the equipment to straighten the chicago River in 1929

A Century of Progress
Part of a set of official photographs taken by Kaufman & Farby Co. for the Century of Progress World's Fair in 1933. This image shows a man walking toward the Travel and Transport Pavilion in the background, featuring Art Deco architecture.

Chicago Theatre
Photograph of the Chicago Theatre.

Market Street Terminal
This 1930 photo shows the Market Street terminal in front of the Civic Opera building at Market/Madison. (Market Street later became part of Wacker Drive.)

This station was the original downtown terminal of the Lake Street 'L' before the Loop…

Berteau Avenue, concrete sewer, October 23, 1930, Chicago, IL
Berteau Avenue, view inside 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 foot concrete sewer near outfall showing method of lagging by means of 6 inch ship channel ribs, October 23, 1930
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