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Chicago Water Works, 1885

Chicago Water Works, Lake Michigan, 1885

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By:  Engraved by Maynard, drawn by A. Slom

Date:  1885

Dimensions:  4.75 x 4  inches (image)    12 x 10 cm

This small but exquisitely detailed historic print of one of the Chicago "Cribs", in Lake Michigan. A water crib is a structure built to house and protect offshore water intakes, used to supply the city of Chicago with drinking water.  Water is collected & transported through tunnels located around 200 feet beneath the Lake to a Purification Plant.  Four boats are seen approaching the Station.  On the verso is some text of early Chicago.

 Condition:  Good, suitable for framing. 

# 70878

1932 S. Halsted St.  #200  Chicago, IL 60608  (312) 497-3622

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