The Waterworks North Station at the foot of Chicago
N. Michigan Ave. (North Side)
Architect: William W. Boyington. Completed 1866 and 1869.
The old Water Tower and Chicago Avenue Pumping Station are the only
buildings to survive in the area destroyed by the Fire of 1871.
Water Tower District, which includes a fire station and two parks, was
designated a Chicago
Landmark in 1976, which was amended in 1981.
The postcard above says, "436,954,473 of water are taken from
daily to supply this city of 2,250,000 persons. There are 278
of pipe lines and to insure the purity of their water, the people have
taxed themselves $58,000,000 to build the Chicago Drainage Canal
the sewerage away from the Lake.