"A Chicago Minute"
This is a night-time street photo of the Old Chicago Water Tower in the Old Chicago Water Tower landmark district. Located at 806 North Michigan Avenue, along the Magnificent Mile shopping district in the Near North Side community area of Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Water Tower is the second-oldest water tower in the USA.
The tower, built in 1869 by architect William W. Boyington from yellowing Lemont limestone, is 154 feet tall and inside was a 138 foot high standpipe to hold water.
The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 as it is the only structure to survive the fire that still stands today. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and it's castle-like style inspired the design of many White Castle restaurant buildings in the area. The Tower was named an American Water Landmark in 1969.
© Susan M. Reynolds
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