North Branch of the Chicago River near Ronan Park

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Ronan Park

Ronan Park is a Chicago park on the north side.  It extends from Lawrence Ave to Argyle Street.   It extends along  the North Branch of the Chicago River. It is approximately 13 acres.  It was restored in 2002.

There is a Metropolitan Sanitary District building on the east bank  of the north branch Chicago river near Lawrence Avenue.  This has an art deco design.  It was built in 1929.   It is a sewage pumping station.  Currently it pumps raw sewage to the north side Water Reclamation Plant on Howard Street.

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Metropolitan Sanitary District Building Pumping Station

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Metropolitan Sanitary Pumping Station near Lawrence Avenue

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North Branch Chicago River near Ronan Park

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North Branch Chicago River near Ronan Park

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North Branch Chicago River at Lawrence Avenue

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North Branch Chicago River near Ronan Park

     The Park was named after Ensign George Ronan.  He died in the Fort Deaborn Massacre on August 15, 1812.  The federal soldiers were routed by the Potowatomi Indians.

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