This water tower, built in 1869, was meant to pump out clean water from Lake Michigan, and regulate the pressure of it. It is the second oldest water pump in the United States.
It became a symbol of the city in 1871 after it was the only public building that survived a huge fire, which burned down 9 square kilometers of the city.
It currently houses the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower, which is the place to go to if you want to see works of local artists and photographers. The admission is free, so it is perfect for people traveling on a budget.
Admission to the tower is free.
Phone +1 312 742 0808
Address 806 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Coordinates 41°53'49.762" N -87°37'27.927" E