View of eastern Bridgeport's eastern margin.

This view was taken from the Gottfried brewery, looking south, along the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago railway/Chicago and Western Indiana railroad. To the upper right of this picture is the Saint Anthony of Padua (German) Roman Catholic church at Twenty-fifth place. This and the German Evangelical Lutheran church, one block south, served both the Armour Square and Bridgeport areas. When the railroad rights-of-way were widened a few years after this picture was taken, both churches were moved. The former to Wallace street and Twenty-eighth place (NE), while the latter was relocated to Thirty-first street and Lowe avenue (SW) -- which had already been the site of the Dreieinigkeits (Trinity) Evangelical Lutheran school.

The large structures to the right of the church were the "Gasometer" tanks of the People's Gas-Light and Coke company. These particular tanks had a capacity of 682 thousand cubic feet of gas and the plant took up a full half-block of land.


Source: Chicago Department of Public Works Annual Report, 1906, p. 387. See bibliography for publication information.

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