Chicago Architecture Info

Old Water Tower

806 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago


Also known as The Old Chicago Water Tower
Address 806 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Neighborhood Gold Coast
Built 1867-1869
Architect William W. Boyington
Type Museum
Floors 4
Maximum height 138 feet


  • The limestone for the tower was quarried in nearby Joliet, Illinois.
  • This building is on the National Register of Historic Places.


1975 This building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
September, 2010 This building was ranked #18 on Chicago Magazine's list of the Top 40 Buildings in Chicago.