Map of the Proposed Sewer System for the City of LA

Back in 1887, Fred Eaton, the City Surveyor, drew up plans for a proposed sewer system for the City of Los Angeles.  He estimated a cost of $1,000,000 to construct the proposed system.  A report from consulting engineer Rudolph Hering supported Eaton’s work and suggested spreading fields for the system.

I like how everything flows to one location, “Outfall Sewer”, at the lower left corner of the map.  I wonder if some of that infrastructure is still there today?  Check it out on the Huntington Digital Library site.


For you high-res junkies, here you go!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s