|Chicago River Straightening, 1929
This photograph was taken in 1929, a year before the river-straightening project was completed. The view is from the south toward downtown, and at this point is it possible to see both the river's old path and its new one. The photograph also makes evident how much of the real estate in this area was devoted to railroad tracks and yards.
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