Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Commonwealth Edison Comapny's Crawford Generating Station. Chicago Illinois. Early September 1988.

I took this photograph while riding my bicycle through my old neighborhood one Sunday, back in early September of 1988.

Seen here from a private industrial road that served a local waste transfer station and other industries, is a rear view of the Commonwealth Edison Company's Crawford Generating Station in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood.

This coal fired power plant which had served the residents of Chicago's Little Village and Brighton Park neighborhoods wel for many years, was closed in 2012 by Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel. Current plans are to demolish the plant building, and to redevelope the site for light industry and include a city park alongthe north bank of the adjacent Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.

Eddie K.

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