Archive ID: 1981-051-6

South Works Fire brigade dousing fire

Date Created: 1908

Created By: U.S. Steel

Donor: William Ferry

Media Type: Photograph


South Works had its own fire department as shown here, as well as its own police force, hospital clinic, and ambulance service. The mill, built in part upon landfill generated from slag and other industrial waste and deposited into the waters of Lake Michigan, would eventually reach over 600 acres in size. It was in effect a self-contained city. There was even an electrical power generating station on the property.

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