WATER TOWER PUMPING STATION TOUR – Chicago Avenue and Michigan Avenue., Chicago, IL 60686
Q-Tips say:Stop at the visitor’s Center located inside and then see the Pumping Station – there is also a “Hot-Tix” Booth inside. It was built in 1869 two years before the Chicago Fire. This survived along with the Water Tower itself which are landmarks in our city. Yes, it is a working Pump Station. Also, presently showing, at the Historic Water Tower is an exhibit showing the photos of Jason Reblando’s three US greenbelt towns, Greenbelt, Maryland : Greenhills, Ohio; and Greendale, Wisc. that were developed in the 1930’s which was part of Pres. Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. Not a very large exhibit but wonderful to see on your day at the Water Tower Touring in Chicago.
Mrs. Q says: Go and see a part of Chicago History that survied the Great Chicago Fire.