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Thomas Jefferson Pumping Station was Explored

Thomas Jefferson Pumping Station
Thomas Jefferson Pumping Station (Lincoln Square, Chicago) – click to embiggen

A photo I took a while ago1, and processed a couple of weeks ago made it into Flickr Explore. Maybe because I made a Sally Hemmings “joke”?

As far as the image, I was not happy that my Photoshop skills are not proficient enough to straighten the door correctly. But, hey, explored!

This is a beautiful door for a pumping station, and it looks to be recently painted.

 

Nikon D7000

35.0 mm f/2.0
ƒ/6.3
35.0 mm
1/160
250 ISO


Footnotes:
  1. 2013 []
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Snowy Evening Under the El Tracks was uploaded to Flickr

January, 2011, to be more precise

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http://flic.kr/p/DAGJa3

I took Snowy Evening Under the El Tracks on February 01, 2011 at 06:06PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 03, 2016 at 10:30AM

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Former Powerhouse of West Chicago Street Railroad was uploaded to Flickr

Via Forgotten Chicago:
Much less well-known is the West Chicago Street Railroad’s (WCSR) former powerhouse, still standing in the West Loop at Washington Street and Jefferson Street. Equipment in this building drove two cables: one that pulled cable cars through the tunnel under the Chicago River along Washington Street and around the downtown and another shorter cable that pulled cars from Washington Street and Jefferson Street to Madison Street and DesPlaines Street.

This former WCSR powerhouse at Jefferson and Washington streets drove the cables that pulled West Side cable cars through the tunnel under the South Branch of the Chicago River and around two downtown loops. It is now the headquarters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134. The building was vacated in 1906, and for decades it housed the Chicago Surface Line’s Legal and Accident Investigation Department. Subsequently, it was modified—more substantially, perhaps unalterably, than the NCSR’s powerhouse on LaSalle Street. Several dormers were added at the roofline, the rear portion of the building was extended, and the smokestack was removed. Most significantly, a large stone wall covers much of the first floor. Today, the building serves as headquarters for Local 134 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which also hosts the monthly meeting of the 20th Century Railroad Club.


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http://flic.kr/p/dMy6NT

I took Former Powerhouse of West Chicago Street Railroad on January 16, 2013 at 01:10PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on January 18, 2013 at 04:39PM