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Water Tower
Water Tower
TitleWater Tower
DescriptionCaption: "The Water Tower[.] The North Water Works are situated on Chicago Avenue near the lake shore. Here a stone tower, one hundred and sixty feet high, receives water from the lake forced by four engines having a pumping capacity of ninety-nine million gallons daily. The water is conveyed to the tower through a brick tunnel five feet in diameter which extends two miles out and under the lake surface."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Subject NameChicago Water Tower
Pumping stations
Coverage-SpatialNear North Side (Chicago, Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Book TitleChicago
Author of the BookL. H. Nelson Company
CollectionPicture Chicago
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