As previously mentioned in another post, the Jones Falls suffered much flooding along with a tremendous amount of pollution.
The below photograph shows a storm drain dumping into the Falls. This one was fed not by just the rain onto the street, but by the houses and over-flowing cesspools.
This photograph shows an ice company dumping its wasted water into the Jones Falls, then pumping the water back out, to make ice.
And this is a meat packing plant, slaughter house, that dumped all its waste into Gwynns Falls, which also dumped into Baltimore’s Harbor. This photograph came from an album that was first in a fire (at the warehouse it was stored) and then suffered water damage. The caption underneath reads: …for Baltimore Butcher’s [Abattoir] (slaughterhouse) Co ? @ Gwynns’ Run…