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Chicago (Ill.). Department of Water & Sewers


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Chicago Sewers Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-csc

The Chicago Sewers Collection contains historical sketches, maps, photographs, plans and reports. The bulk of the materials contains photographs that depict the construction and repair of Chicago’s sewers with views above and below ground. The sewer systems span neighborhood sites across the city and include several Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects. A selection of photographs from this collection are available in the Library’s Chicago’s Sewers Digital Collection.

Dates: 1855-circa 2004; Majority of material found within 1922 - 1969

Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Infrastructure Sub-Cabinet Series

Identifier: spe-h00018
Abstract When Harold Washington took office in 1983 he formed five sub-cabinets that were responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of policies that cut across departmental boundaries. Departments reporting to the Infrastructure Sub-Cabinet include Aviation, Public Works, Sewers, Streets and Sanitation and Water. Major topics in the collection include an expansion of O’Hare International Airport and the construction of a direct rail link to O’Hare International Airport by the...
Dates: 1981 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1987