Former Manufactured Gas Plant (FMGP)/Coal Tar Site GIS Project
A coal-gas plant serving the Chicago area in 1909. Notice the retort
building (smokestacks) and
two large support cylinders for gasometers (gas storage units) behind
it. These facilities typically
had rail access.
(Photograph DN-0055148 (1909), Chicago Daily News negatives
collection, Chicago Historical Society)