THE SOUTHEAST CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Images in the collection -- Subject SCH Waterways

Acme Steel - Federal Furnace Photos 1924

Acme Steel - Federal Furnace Photos 1924

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Acme Steel - Interlake Iron Photos 1930-1950

Acme Steel - Interlake Iron Photos 1930-1950

Subject: SCH_Industry,_Acme/Interlake; SCH_South_Deering; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Acme Steel - Interlake Iron Photos 1953

Acme Steel - Interlake Iron Photos 1953

Subject: SCH_Industry,_Acme/Interlake; SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Acme Steel - Interlake Steel 1960s/70s

Acme Steel - Interlake Steel 1960s/70s

Subject: SCH_Industry,_Acme/Interlake; SCH_South_Deering; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Acme Steel - Interlake Steel 1980s

Acme Steel - Interlake Steel 1980s

Subject: SCH_Industry,_Acme/Interlake; SCH_South_Deering; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Acme Steel - Riverdale Plant

Acme Steel - Riverdale Plant

Subject: SCH_Industry,_Acme/Interlake; SCH_Riverdale; SCH_South_Deering; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Acme Steel - Whaleback Ship

Early whaleback lake boat unloading at Federal Furnace, predecessor company to Acme/Interlake Steel. Boats tied up along the Calumet River to unload cargo at Federal Furnace. Blast furnace and stoves are visible in the background. Location at approximately 107th and Calumet River. c1913

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Transportation; Acme_Steel; Interlake_Iron_Corporation; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Bridges - 106th Street Swing Bridge

An early version of the 106th Street swing bridge across the Calumet River, looking northeast, c1912. Note the electric trolley crossing the bridge and, far in the distance, Gallistel School. At right is the Keystone grain elevator. The bridge connected the East Side and South Deering communities.

Subject: SCH_Bridges; SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Bridges - 130th Street Bridge Opening 1949

Bridges - 130th Street Bridge Opening 1949

Subject: SCH_Hegewisch; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Bridges - 92nd Street

c1912. Old 92nd street swing bridge over Calumet River connected communities of South Chicago and East Side. View looks west across river toward earliest section of South Chicago near Harbor Avenue. The scene also reflects the river traffic bottleneck caused by swing bridges which were built on piers in the middle of the river channel.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Transportation; SCH_Streets; SCH_South_Chicago; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Bridges - Calumet River at 106th Street

c1915. 106th Street bridge over the Calumet River. View NW from east side of the river.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_East_Side; SCH_Bridges; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Bridges - Calumet River Railroad Bridges

Four railroad elevator lift bridges crossing the Calumet River at 96th Street. Lake boat passing under, steel mills in the distance. Small structures on top center of the bridges were occupied by bridge tenders. c1915

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Transportation; SCH_South_Chicago; SCH_East_Side; SCH_Industry,_Miscellaneous; SCH_Bridges; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Bridges - New 95th Street Bridge

c1910. Color postcard aerial view of 95th Street Bridge over the Calumet River. Bridge is open for river traffic. Trolley cars on 95th Street on both sides wait for bridge to close. Beyond the bridge on left is early grain elevator. On right is Turning Basin No. 1 and in the distance, steel mills are visible. Bridge was constructed in early 1900s.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Format: Postcard

Bridges - Pennsylvania Railroad Bridges

Construction of railroad elevator lift bridges crossing the Calumet River at 96th Street. View shows construction of the two bridges for the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne, and Chicago RR. Old Lake Shore & Michigan Southern RR swing bridge is visible in the distance. View is north toward mouth of Calumet River and Lake Michigan.

Subject: SCH_Transportation; SCH_South_Chicago; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Bridges - Pennsylvania Railroad Bridges c1915

Ralroad Elevator lift bridges crossing the Calumet River at 96th Street, looking north. First two bridges in view were built for the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne, and Chicago RR and were completed in September, 1913. Next two bridges were built for Lake Shore & Michigan Southern RR and were completed in 1915. Beyond four lift bridges is the B&O single leaf bascule bridge completed in 1913 but not open to traffic because of conflict with earlier bridges. Bridges in view are open to allow lake boats to pass under. In distance, steel mills can be seen. In 1965, the second bridge in this view was demolished. Currently, only the bridge closest in view (farthest south) is still used by rail traffic.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Bridges - Railroad Bridge Across the Calumet River

South Chicago, IL. Substructure of new bascule bridge across the Calumet River, built for the Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Company for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. Bridge design is described as a single leaf bascule bridge, also called a "jack knife" bridge. Page 102 from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company book.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Bridges -Calumet River Railroad Bridges

View toward SW of multiple railroad bridges crossing Calumet River at about 98th Street. In foreground is B&O RR single-leaf bascule bridge. Beyond B&O are four lift bridges. Next two were built for the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern RR (later New York Central). Last two were built for Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago RR (later Penn. RR). c1918

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Transportation; SCH_Industry,_Railroads; SCH_Bridges; Format: Photograph (all forms)

East Side - Panoramic View

View of East Side from Albert Schwill Plant located at 103rd and Avenue C. Part of a set of five images. Shown in foreground is dirt road, currently Indianapolis Boulevard. Also in view at center is Bethlehem Lutheran Church, at right center is St. Francis De Sales Church and School, and grain elevators along the Calumet River.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Streets; SCH_Industry,_grain_elevators; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

East Side - Panoramic View

c1912. View of East Side Albert Schwill Plant located at 103rd and Avenue C. Part of a set of five images. Shown in the foreground is a dirt road, currently Indianapolis Boulevard. Also in view is Gallistel School (center right). In center background are Keystone Grain Elevator and mills along the Calumet River.

Subject: SCH_East_Side; SCH_Industry,_Steel; SCH_Industry,_grain_elevators; SCH_Streets; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_East_Side; SCH_Industry,_Schwill_Company; SCH_Industry,_grain_elevators; SCH_Streets; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Format: Photograph (all forms)

East Side - Panoramic View from Albert Schwill Company c1912

View of East Side from Albert Schwill Plant located at 103rd and Avenue C. Part of a set of six images. Shown at left and right are railroad tracks running parallet to Indianapolis Blvd. Currently the Chicago Skyway runs along with same route. At right, trees of Calumet Park and Lake Michigan can be seen.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Transportation; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

East Side - Panoramic View from Albert Schwill Company c1912

View of East Side from Albert Schwill Plant location at 103rd and Avenue C. Part of a set of six images. Shown at lower left are railroad tracks running parallel to Indianapolis Blvd. Most of the photo shows Calumet Park and Taylor Pier. Lake Michigan is at right. In distance in smoke and haze is Illinois Steel South Works.

Subject: SCH_Waterways; SCH_Industry,_Miscellaneous; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

East Side - Panoramic View from Albert Schwill Company, c1912

View of East Side from Albert Schwill Plant located at 103rd and Avenue C. Part of a set of six images. Shown in foreground are railroad tracks running parallet to dirt road, now Indianapolis Boulevard. In background St. Francis De Sales Church and School are visible, and in the distance, grain elevators along Calumet River.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Format: Photograph (all forms)

East Side - Von Zimgibl Grave Site

c1950. The grave site of Andreas Von Zimgibl is located near 93rd and the Calumet River in the middle of a scrap yard. This view shows the grave surrounded by a wooden fence. Stacks of nearby steel mills are in the background. Vin Zimgibl was an early resident of the area and requested that he be buried on his land.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Hegewisch - Southeast Sportsmen`s Club Building Dedication Program

Hegewisch - Southeast Sportsmen's Club Building Dedication Program

Subject: SCH_Hegewisch; SCH_Waterways,_Wolf_Lake; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - Aerial Photo of Steel Mills on the Calumet River

Aerial photograph looking ESE from over South Deering toward steel mills on the Calumet River between 106th and 116th Streets. South Deering neighborhood and Bright School are in the foreground. Wisconsin Steel is located across the middle of the photo on the west side of the river. On the east side is Acme/Interlake Furnace Plant at left and Republic Steel at the top right.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Deering; Acme_Steel; Interlake_Iron_Corporation; SCH_East_Side; Wisconsin_Steel; Republic_Steel; LTV; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - Albert Schwill and Company

Exterior view of Albert Schwill and Company. View northwest toward Calumet River, Gallistel School, Keystone grain elevator, Calumet River, Wisconsin Steel in background.

Subject: SCH_East_Side; SCH_Industry,_Miscellaneous; SCH_Transportation; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - Calumet River Grain Elevator Fire May 11, 1939

Industry - Calumet River Grain Elevator Fire May 11, 1939

Subject: SCH_Industry,_Miscellaneous; SCH_South_Deering; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company Divers

Bill Lehndorf and Grandpa Blank at the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company dock "suited up" in diving outfit.

Subject: SCH_Waterways; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company Divers

Bill Lehndorf and Grandpa Blank at the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company dock "suiting up" in diving outfit.

Subject: SCH_Waterways; SCH_Industry,_Miscellaneous; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company History

Brief history of the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, page 4 of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company book.

Subject: SCH_Industry,_Miscellaneous; SCH_Waterways; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company Pile Driver 81

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company Pile Driver No. 81

Subject: SCH_Waterways; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Dredge #3

South Chicago IL. Eight-yard dipper dredge No. 3, dredging in Calumet Outer Harbor, for Corps of Engineers, USA. Page 96 from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company book.

Subject: SCH_South_Chicago; SCH_Waterways; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Hydraulic Dredge

South Chicago IL. Hydraulic dredge, with forward anchors and ladder removed, undergoing repairs in floating dry dock at our South Chicago yard. Location was at about 93rd and the Calumet River. Page 93 from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company book.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Chicago; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - Great Lakes Dredge & Dock New Tug Boat

South Chicago IL. New tug boat hull on ways, ready to launch at our South Chicago Yard for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. Yard was located in Turning Basin No. 1 at about 93rd and the Calumet River. Page 92 from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company book.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Chicago; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company

Cover from book entitled Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company River & Harbor improvement, Manufacturers of Reinforced Concrete Piling Book includes photos describing various projects of the company.

Subject: SCH_Waterways; SCH_Industry,_Miscellaneous; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - Irondale Elevator

Tug W. L. Mercereau in Rock Island Slip on the west side of the Calumet River just south of 108th Street. Irondale Elevator in background. Slip was later filled in after purchase by Wisconsin Steel for expansion c1915.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Deering; SCH_Industry,_grain_elevators; Wisconsin_Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - Keystone Grain Elevator

Keystone grain elevator located on the east bank of the Calumet River at 106th Street. Looking from 2nd floor of 10617 Mackinaw Avenue. In the distance is 106th Street bridge. c1914

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_East_Side; SCH_Bridges; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - Lake Calumet Area Industry 1973

Industry - Lake Calumet Area Industry 1973

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - South Chicago Trades and Labor Assembly Year Book 1957

Industry - South Chicago Trades and Labor Assembly Year Book 1957

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - South Chicago Trades and Labor Assembly Yearbook 1951

Industry - South Chicago Trades and Labor Assembly Yearbook 1951

Subject: SCH_Waterways; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - South Chicago Trades and Labor Assembly Yearbook 1954

Industry - South Chicago Trades and Labor Assembly Yearbook 1954

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - South Chicago Trades and Labor Assembly Yearbook 1955

Industry - South Chicago Trades and Labor Assembly Yearbook 1955

Subject: SCH_Waterways; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Industry - Valley Mould and Iron Corporation

History of Valley Mould and Iron Corporation at 108th Street and the Calumet River. Published in East Side Centennial Commemoration booklet, "History and Progress of East Side 1851-1951 July 5, 6, 7 and 8 Chicago 17, Illinois"

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Industry,_Miscellaneous; SCH_East_Side; SCH_Industry,_Valley_Mould; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Republic Steel - Aerial Photos 1954

Republic Steel - Aerial Photos 1954

Subject: SCH_East_Side; SCH_Industry,_Republic_Steel/LTV; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Mixed media

Republic Steel - Grand Crossing Tack Steel Mills c1902

Republic Steel started in the Chicago area on the East Side as Grand Crossing Tack company located at 77th and Woodlawn and moved to 79th and South Chicago Avenue in 1883. In the early 1900s, they acquired a site at 118th and the Calumet River where they built two open hearth furnaces and a 35" blooming mill. Photo shows East Side side amid wetlands.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Republic_Steel; LTV; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Republic Steel - New Alloy Steel Works Drawing c1940

Aerial drawing of Republic Steel, South Chicago, Illinois. James Stewart and Company, Inc. Engineers and Contractors. View toward SE, Calumet River in foreground. Ore boat along east bank of river being unloaded by Hulett Unloaders, blast furnace at lower right.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Republic_Steel; LTV; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Republic Steel - Republic Reports July 1950

Republic Steel - Republic Reports July 1950

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Republic Steel - Republic Steel Corporation Annual Report 1951

Cover of 1951 Republic Steel Annual Report shows coke plant and blast furnace at South Chicago Plan along the Calumet River.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Republic_Steel; LTV; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Republic Steel Corporation

Republic Steel plant on the east side of the Calumet river. View toward SSE. Calumet River at right of picture. Turning Basin #3 at top right. Published in the East Side Commemoration booklet, "History and Progress of East Side 1851-1951 July 5, 6, 7 and 8 Chicago 17, Illinois"

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; Republic_Steel; LTV; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Shipyards - American Shipbuilding launch

c.1913. Launching of scow at American Shipbuilding at 101st and Calumet River.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Industry,_Shipyards; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Shipyards - American Shipbuilding Scow

Scow in the water after launch at American Shipbuilding at 101st and the Calumet River, c1913

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Industry,_Shipyards; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Shipyards - Calship News April, 1944

Shipyards - Calship News April, 1944

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Shipyards - Launch of Steamer Manta

Large crowd at American Shipbuilding Company at 101st and the Calumet River awaiting launch of Steamer Manta, c1915.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Industry,_Shipyards; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Shipyards - Pere Marquette Launching c1910

Pere Marquette car ferry is launched at the American Shipbuilding Company located at 101st and the Calumet River, c1910

Subject: SCH_East_Side; SCH_Industry,_Miscellaneous; SCH_Industry,_Shipyards; SCH_Transportation; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Shipyards - Steamer Manta

Steamer Manta in drydock at American Shipbuilding Company prior to launch - 101st and the Calumet River. Tug, W. L. Mercereau in slip awaiting launch.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Shipyards - Steamer Manta Launching 1915

Large crowd watches Steamship Manta as it is launched at the American Shipbuilding Company located at 101st and the Calumet River c1915

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Aerial Drawing of Site

c1955. South Works, world's third largest steel plant. Aerial drawing facing northeast toward Lake Michigan. 79th Street boundary of plant at left, Calumet River at right.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Filling Along Calumet River 1916

U. S. Steel - Filling Along Calumet River 1916

Subject: SCH_Industry,_U._S._Steel; SCH_South_Chicago; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company Construction Project

South Chicago, IL. Crib work ready for concrete superstructure, built for the Illinois Steel Company's plant on the Calumet River. Page 98 from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company book.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Illinois Steel Works

South Chicago IL c1910. Color postcard view of South Works plant of Illinois Steel from Calumet River.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Format: Postcard

U. S. Steel - Iron Ore and Limestone Storage Yards

South Works iron ore and limestone storage yards looked like this in the early days. View southeast toward EJ&E RR swing bridge over the Calumet River. Railroad yards are on the other side of the South Slip at the top of the photo.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Ore boat

Ore boat on Calumet River, near Illinois Steel, passing South Works blast furnace, 1918

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Transportation; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Ore Boats Unloading at South Works Slip

Ore boats at South Slip

Subject: SCH_Transportation; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; SCH_Waterways; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - Overheard View of North Slip Ore Yard

c1955. World's largest twin blast furnaces, each 235 feet high, tower over "South's" modern ore and limestone storage yards. One boat at North Slip dock unloading in view. Power station at top left of photo. View looks southeast toward mouth of the Calumet River.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U. S. Steel - South Slip Widening Project 1916-1917

U. S. Steel - South Slip Widening Project 1916-1917

Subject: SCH_Industry,_U._S._Steel; SCH_South_Chicago; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

U.S. Steel - South Works

Aerial color photograph looking north, c1970. Iroquois Landing facility of Port District with 2 ships tied up along Calumet River is at bottom of view, Lake Michigan is at right. Rainbow Beach and South Water Filtration Plant are at top.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Chicago; U.S._Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - "Calumet Sag Project" c1950

Waterways - "Calumet Sag Project" c1950

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Aerial Photographs of Port District at Lake Calumet

Waterways - Aerial Photographs of Port District at Lake Calumet

Subject: SCH_Industry,_grain_elevators; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Calumet River at 106th Street

c1915. View of 106th and Calumet River looking NE from west bank of the river. 106th Street swing bridge is in view as well as Keystone elevator on East Side of the river.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; SCH_Industry,_grain_elevators; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Calumet River at 92nd Street

View of Calumet River looking SE toward Ewing Avenue. Railroad tracks at left are EJ&E railroad which crossed Calumet River into South Works. 92nd Street crosses Calumet river at right on the photo. Turning Basin No. 1 is in distance beyond the bridge. c1918

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Transportation; SCH_Industry,_Railroads; SCH_East_Side; SCH_Bridges; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Calumet River Inner Harbor Lighthouse

c1912. Lighthouse at entrance to inner Calumet Harbor and Calumet River. Illinois Steel South Works in haze in background.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Transportation; SCH_South_Chicago; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Calumet River Life Saving Station

Located between the U. S. Steel South Slip and the EJ&E RR swing bridge across the Calumet River was the site of the original South Chicago lighthouse. The location was later used as the site of the U.S. Life Saving Service (later Coast Guard) South Chicago Station. This building was used as living quarters for the station keeper and area lighthouse keepers. The Coast Guard moved to Calumet Park in 1934, and the site remains in the possession of the United States Government and Army Corps of Enginers. The property was surrounded by the huge South Works steel mill. The photos show the building in its heyday and shortly before it was demolished (1963).

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Chicago; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Calumet Sag Navigation Project Inspection Report c1955

Waterways - Calumet Sag Navigation Project Inspection Report c1955

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet-Sag_Channel; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Calumet Sag Navigation Project Pamphlet c1966

Waterways - Calumet Sag Navigation Project Pamphlet c1966

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet-Sag_Channel; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Calumet Waterway Victory Celebration 1935

Waterways - Calumet Waterway Victory Celebration 1935

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Chicago Illinois International Port District

Waterways - Chicago Illinois International Port District

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Dredging Calumet River

Chicago IL. Submarine blast-breaking bedrock in bottom of Calumet River, preparatory to removal by dredge, on contract from Corps of Engineers, USA. Page 45 from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company book.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Industry,_Miscellaneous; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Ferry Boat at Keystone Elevator

View of ferry boat alongside Keystone elevator at 106th and the Calumet River. Sign on boat states "Gesang Verein Calumet". Appears to be a group outing. c1915

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Industrial Scene Along Calumet River

View of ore boats, Railto grain elevator (built in 1902) and the flour mill along the Calumet River slip at approximately 104th Street. This later became the site of General Mills South Chicago Plant. c1915

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Transportation; SCH_Industry,_grain_elevators; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Iroquois Landing Dedication Program 1980

Waterways - Iroquois Landing Dedication Program 1980

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor "A City Within a City"

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor "A City Within a City"

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor Dedication

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor Dedication

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; ; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor Development Report 1955

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor Development Report 1955

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; ; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor Progress Report No. 2

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor Progress Report No. 2

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; ; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor Progress Report No. 3

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor Progress Report No. 3

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; ; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor Progress Report No. 5

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor Progress Report No. 5

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; ; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor Progress Report No. 7

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor Progress Report No. 7

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; ; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor Progress Report No. 9

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor Progress Report No. 9

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; ; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Waterways - Lake Calumet Harbor Van Vlissengen Plan c1920

Artist's depiction of Lake Calumet Harbor based on improvements suggested by the Van Vlissengen Plan c1920. View looks east toward Lake Calumet, Calumet River runs left to right near the top of the image. Pullman and West Pullman communities are at bottom left; Hegewisch is at top right. Signed by "Macy" at lower left.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Transportation; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Mouth of Calumet River

c1960s. Aerial view of the mouth of the Calumet River looking toward downtown Chicago. In foreground Youngstown Steel plant blast furnaces, stoves, and ore bridges are visible. Calumet River in center of photo with south slip of U. S. Steel at left and Lake Michigan at right. Across the river at top is U. S. Steel South Works, south portion of the site.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Mouth of Calumet River

c1960s. Aerial view of the mouth of the Calumet River looking toward Indiana. At top of picture is Lake Michigan. Near top right is Calumet Park. Below Calumet Park is Youngstown Steel. Ships are tied up along docks in Calumet River. Near bottom right is EJ&E swing bridge across Calumet River and at bottom left is South Slip of U. S. Steel.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Ore Boats Along the Calumet River

c. 1913. Ore boats tied up for winter along the Calumet River.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Ore Boats Tied up for Winter

c.1916. Ore boats docked at 106th Street for winter. PETER A.B. WIDENER (left) was launched October 20, 1906 at Chicago Shipbuilding Company for the Pittsburgh Steamship Co. (later the U. S. Steel Corp. in 1952). The GEORGE F. BAKER (right) was built at Superior Shipbuilding Company in 1907.

Subject: SCH_Waterways; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Port of Chicago 1964 Annual Report

Waterways - Port of Chicago 1964 Annual Report

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; ; Format: Printed Materials -- Periodicals

Waterways - Port of Chicago Terminal Facilities 1983

Waterways - Port of Chicago Terminal Facilities 1983

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; ; Format: Printed Materials - Publications

Waterways - Ships Unloading at Port District at Lake Calumet

Waterways - Ships Unloading at Port District at Lake Calumet

Subject: SCH_Industry,_grain_elevators; SCH_Transportation; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - South Chicago Chamber Boat Ride

South Chicago Chamber of Commerce Annual Boat Ride August 2, 1928. Photo taken during boat ride on the Calumet River.

Subject: SCH_Waterways; SCH_South_Chicago; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways - Swimming in Calumet River

Swimming in slip on the Calumet River c 1914. Written on original negative sleeve: "Linus diving in Salt Dock Slip".

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_Industry,_Miscellaneous; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Waterways- Illinois International Port District 1988 Annual Report

Waterways- Illinois International Port District 1988 Annual Report

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Wisconsin Steel "The Harvester"

The Harvester, one of two lake boats owned by International Harvester, unloading ore at Wisconsin Steel North Slip off the Calumet River. Blast furnaces of Interlake Steel (Acme) can be seen across the Calumet River in the distance.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Deering; Wisconsin_Steel; Acme_Steel; Interlake_Iron_Corporation; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Wisconsin Steel - Aerial Photograph c1960

Wisconsin Steel aerial view looking south. Torrence Avenue is at the top right of photo. 106th Street runs across middle of the photo. Calumet River is at left. On east bank (left) of the Calumet River are Interlake (Acme) Steel and Republic Steel. Interlake (Acme) Coke Plant is at top right. Acme coke conveyor crosses river.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Deering; Wisconsin_Steel; SCH_Bridges; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Wisconsin Steel - Photos

Wisconsin Steel - Photos

Subject: SCH_Industry,_Wisconsin_Steel; SCH_South_Deering; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Wisconsin Steel - Site Panorama c1990

Panorama of Wisconsin Steel site after closure. View is west from Acme Furnace Plant. To left is north slip and location of blast furnaces. Calumet River is in the foreground.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Deering; Wisconsin_Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Wisconsin Steel - Slips Along Calumet River c1966

Wisconsin Steel - Slips Along Calumet River c1966

Subject: SCH_Industry,_Wisconsin_Steel; SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; ; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Wisconsin Steel Works Early Aerial View

Aerial view of Wisconsin Steel Works. View west from Calumet River north slip at left, Torrence Avenue at the top, Calumet River at the bottom.

Subject: Wisconsin_Steel; SCH_South_Deering; SCH_Waterways,_Lake_Calumet; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Wisconsin Steel Works General View

Aerial view of Wisconsin Steel. View WNW from Calumet River toward South Deering. North Slip at left. Torrence Avenue at top, Calmet River at bottom, Irondale Elevator and Rock Island Slip at lower right.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Deering; Wisconsin_Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Wisconsin Steel Works, Aerial View, c1948

Aerial view of Wisconsin Steel Works c1948. View south, intersection of 106th and Torrence Avenue at lower right. Calumet river at upper right, mill was located in South Deering community.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Deering; Wisconsin_Steel; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Youngstown Steel - Construction of Iroquois Steel

Photo from 1912 Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company book shows landfilling and construction of blast furnaces and concrete ore unloading dock for Iroquois Iron and Steel, predecessor company of Youngstown Steel. Plant was located on south (east) bank of Calumet River where the river meets Lake Michigan.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Youngstown_Sheet_and_Tube_Company; Iroquois_Iron_and_Steel_Company; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Youngstown Steel - Iroquois Iron Company Blast Furnace Construction

South Chicago IL. View of a portion of blast furnace foundations of the new plant for the Iroquois Iron Company. 18,000 foundation piles driven, and 35,000 cubic yards of concrete placed in ten months. Page 66 from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company book.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Youngstown_Sheet_and_Tube_Company; Iroquois_Iron_and_Steel_Company; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Youngstown Steel - Iroquois Iron Company Cold Air Tunnel

South Chicago IL. Main cold air tunnel below stoves lined with fire brick for heavy foundations for the Iroquois Iron Company's new Furnace Plant. Page 67 from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company book.

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Youngstown_Sheet_and_Tube_Company; Iroquois_Iron_and_Steel_Company; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Youngstown Steel - Iroquois Iron Company Construction

South Chicago, IL. Construction

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; SCH_South_Chicago; Youngstown_Sheet_and_Tube_Company; Iroquois_Iron_and_Steel_Company; SCH_East_Side; Format: Artwork

Youngstown Steel - Iroquois Steel Company

Photo of postcard view of Iroquois Steel Company, predecessor company to Youngstown Steel. Handwritten date on front is August 22, 1907. View is from west bank of Calumet River just south of 95th Street, South Chicago, looking east

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Republic_Steel; LTV; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

Youngstown Steel History

History of Youngstown Steel (originally Iroquois Iron, later Steel and Tube Company of America) up to 1951. Plant was at the mouth of the Calumet River across from South Works. Published in East Side Centennial Commemoration booklet, "History and Progress of East Side 1851-1951 July 5, 6, 7 and 8 Chicago 17, Illinois"

Subject: SCH_Waterways,_Calumet_River; Youngstown_Sheet_and_Tube_Company; Iroquois_Iron_and_Steel_Company; SCH_East_Side; Format: Photograph (all forms)

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