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The Old Chicago Water Tower District is a historic district along the Magnificent Mile shopping district in the Near North Side community area of Chicago, Illinois. The district is located on both sides of North Michigan Avenue between East Chicago and East Pearson Streets. It includes the Chicago Water Tower, Chicago Avenue Pumping Station, and Chicago Fire Department Fire Station No. 98. All three structures are part of the Chicago Landmark district designated on October 6, 1971 (amended June 10, 1981).[2] The Water Tower and Pumping Station were jointly added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 23, 1975.[3] In addition the Tower was named an American Water Landmark in 1969. The Water Tower was also one of the few buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire. The district is the namesake of the nearby Water Tower Place.[4][5]

Chicago Pumping Station Rev.jpg
Chicago Avenue Pumping station
Old Chicago Water Tower District is located in Chicago metropolitan area
Old Chicago Water Tower District
Old Chicago Water Tower District is located in Illinois
Old Chicago Water Tower District
Old Chicago Water Tower District is located in the United States
Old Chicago Water Tower District
LocationN Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°53′50″N 87°37′26″W / 41.89722°N 87.62389°W / 41.89722; -87.62389Coordinates: 41°53′50″N 87°37′26″W / 41.89722°N 87.62389°W / 41.89722; -87.62389
NRHP reference #75000644 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 23, 1975
Designated CLOctober 6, 1971 (amended June 10, 1981)



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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "Old Chicago Water Tower District". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Archived from the original on April 10, 2007. Retrieved April 13, 2007.
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: ILLINOIS - Cook County". Retrieved May 15, 2007.
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