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Chicago's old water tower... Survived the Great Chicago Fire...
Item # 597469
May 07, 1881
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 7, 1881
* Chicago's old water tower
* Survived the Great Chicago Fire
Almost the entire front page is taken up with 2 prints captioned: "North Side Waterworks, Chicago" and an inset showing the "Pumping Engine Room".
There is a related article on the front page as well, continuing on an inside page.
This now-famous Water Tower is a landmark in downtown Chicago today. Built in 1869 in the Gothic style, it looks more like a 13th century European castle than a water tower. This was one of few buildings to survive the great Chicago fire of 1871.
This issue is complete in 16 pages, little browning and minor wear at the margins, otherwise in good condition.
wikipedia notes: The Chicago Water Tower is a contributing property in the Old Chicago Water Tower District landmark district. It is located at 806 North Michigan Avenue along the Magnificent Mile shopping district in the Near North Side community area of Chicago, Illinois. Located adjacent to Loyola University Chicago's downtown campus, the Water Tower serves as one of the Chicago Office of Tourism's Official Visitor's Centers. The Chicago Water Tower is the second-oldest water tower in the world, after the Louisville Water Tower in Louisville, Kentucky.
Category: Post-Civil War