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    1850s raising of Chicago buildings - image

    In the 1800s, the city of Chicago was at roughly the same level as Lake Michigan. This lack of drainage made for standing water that caused typhoid, dysentery, and cholera outbreaks. The solution was to raise the buildings about six feet higher.

    Raising a block of Chicago buildings in 1857.

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