Sussex Avenue - June 1921

Sussex Avenue sewer construction - June 1921

Construction workers laying a 56-inch storm water main down Sussex Avenue to help divert water from the sewer lines along Berkshire, Woodbourne and other nearby streets towards the creek along McNeilly Road. These city photographer photos were taken on June 10, 1921, just north of Cedric Avenue, when Sussex Avenue was nothing more than a narrow wagon path leading from Woodbourne Avenue in Brookline to the Baldwin Township and Overbrook Borough main line known as McNeilly Road, or Elwyn Street. It would be another twelve years before Sussex Avenue was graded, widened and improved in the Summer of 1933.

Sussex Avenue sewer construction - June 1921

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