South Siders Tired of Pollution


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South Siders Tired of Pollution

In August 1873, residents of Cleveland's South Side gathered to protest the ineffectiveness of the Board of Health in addressing pollution in the Walworth Run by nearby slaughterhouses. One of the leaders of this band of residents was painter George Howlett, who persuaded the residents to petition realistically for the sewering of Walworth Run, rather than unrealistically for the removal of all slaughterhouses from the Run.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State University, Michael Scwartz Library, Special Collections.


This file appears in: Where in the World is Walworth Run?