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Old Water Tower

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
1. Old Water Tower Marker
Inscription. This water tower, completed in 1869[,] marks establishment of Chicago’s second water works. Although most other buildings of pumping system were burned it stands as a principal memorial of 1871’s great fire. Erected by Chicago’s Charter Jubilee Authenticated by Chicago Historical Society 1937 City of Chicago Incorporated 4th March 1837
 
Erected 1937 by Chicago’s Charter Jubilee.
 
Location. 41° 53.831′ N, 87° 37.471′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of North Michigan Avenue and East Chicago Avenue on North Michigan Avenue. Touch 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. Chicago Water Tower (here, next to this marker); DeWitt Clinton Cregier (here, next to this marker); Great World War (a few steps from this marker); Office and Studio of Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton, architects (within shouting distance of this marker); The Water Tower & Great Chicago Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel St. Benedict Flats
Old Water Tower image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
2. Old Water Tower
The marker is to the right of the entrance.
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Senator William J. Connors (about 700 feet away); Tribune Tower (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .
1. A View on Cities: Old Water Tower. (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Chicago Water Tower - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 25, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
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Old Water Tower image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
3. Old Water Tower
Old Water Tower image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
4. Old Water Tower
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2011
5. Old Water Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 25, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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