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Historic Water Tower

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Historic Water Tower
Photograph: Martha Williams

Time Out says

Built between 1867 and 1869, the historic Water Tower was one of few buildings to survive the destructive path of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Today, the building is open to visitors and houses a gallery of Chicago-themed photography exhibits.


806 N Michigan Ave
Cross street:
at Chicago Ave
El stop: Red to Chicago. Bus: 43, 66, 144, 145, 146, 147, 151.
Opening hours:
Mon–Sat 10am–6:30pm; Sun 10am–5pm
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