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Chicago Water Tower

1869 – 1969

 
 
Chicago Water Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
1. Chicago Water Tower Marker
Inscription. In this its centennial year the Chicago Water Tower has been designated the first American Water Landmark “because of its significance in the development of Chicago’s water resources and its symbolic identity with the spirit of Chicago.” Richard J. Daley, Mayor City of Chicago James W. Jardine Commissoner Department of Water & Sewer An American Water Landmark Water Tower Chicago, Illinois Significant in the History of Public Water Supply Designated by American Water Works Association
 
Erected 1969 by American Water Works Association.
 
Location. 41° 53.831′ N, 87° 37.471′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on North Michigan Avenue near East Chicago Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 806 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Water Tower (here, next to this marker); DeWitt Clinton Cregier (a few steps from this marker); Great World War (a few steps from this marker); Office and Studio of Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton, architects (within shouting distance of this
Chicago Water Tower image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
2. Chicago Water Tower
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
marker); The Water Tower & Great Chicago Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel St. Benedict Flats (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Senator William J. Connors (about 700 feet away); Tribune Tower (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .  The Historic Water Tower: Chicago's Gem. (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Additional keywords. water works
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNotable Buildings
 
Chicago Water Tower image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
3. Chicago Water Tower
Chicago Water Tower image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
4. Chicago Water Tower
Chicago Water Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
5. Chicago Water Tower Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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