Chicago Architecture Info

Old Water Tower

806 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago

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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.