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Chicago Water Works
Chicago Water Works
TitleChicago Water Works
DescriptionFrom text: "… it was not until Monday, March 25th, 1867, that the water was let into the tunnel to flow through the water pipes and hydrants of the city. On that day the new water works were formally inaugurated by the laying of the corner stone of the new tower, situated about half a block west of the old tower, and since completed to a total height of 130 feet, standing on a base of twenty-four feet square. Within this tower is an iron column three feet in internal diameter, to the top of which the water is forced from the tunnel by powerful pumping machinery, and is thence forced by its own pressure through the mains and to the tops of the highest buildings in the city."
Date1869
TypePrints
Identifierchicagohandbookf00chic_raw_0017.jp2
Source Pagehttp://www.archive.org/stream/chicagohandbookf00chic#page/17/mode/1up
Link to the Full-Texthttp://hdl.handle.net/10111/UIUCOCA:chicagohandbookf00chic
Physical LocationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Formatimage/jp2
Subject NameChicago Water Tower
SubjectWaterworks
Coverage-SpatialNear North Side (Chicago, Ill.)
Coverage-Temporal1860-1869
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Sub-CollectionBuildings
Book TitleChicago. A hand book for strangers & tourists to the city of Chicago; containing historical retrospect ... descriptions of the public buildings, churches
CollectionPicture Chicago
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