Old Water Tower, Chicago Photos

Old Water Tower (1867-9) (138 ft / 42m) (806 North Michigan Avenue) by William W. Boyington. The stone tower was about the only structure downtown to survive the Great Chicago fire of 1871, as it was the one with water to fight the fire.

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Top of Old Water Tower, the only structure to survive the Great Chicago fire since it was the one with water to fight the fire. Chicago, IL.Turret detail of Old Water Tower. Chicago, IL.Ground floor entrance of Old Water Tower. Chicago, IL.Old Water Tower. Chicago, IL.
Top of Old Water Tower, the only structure to survive the Great Chicago fire since it was the one with water to fight the fire. Chicago, IL.Turret detail of Old Water Tower. Chicago, IL.Ground floor entrance of Old Water Tower. Chicago, IL.Old Water Tower (1867-9) (138 ft / 42m) (806 North Michigan Ave.). Chicago, IL. Architect: William W. Boyington.

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