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Originally built in 1869 to house a 138-foot stand pipe, this tower is one of the few structures that survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
The Chicago Water Tower is a contributing property and landmark in the Old Chicago Water Tower District. Located at 806 North Michigan Avenue, along the Magnificent Mile shopping district, the tower was constructed to house a large water pump, intended to draw water from Lake Michigan. It is the second-oldest water tower in the United States, after the Louisville Water Tower in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Chicago Water Tower now serves as a Chicago Office of Tourism art gallery known as the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower. It features the work of local photographers an