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City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower

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Historic Water Tower


806 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611


A resplendent venue showcasing the work of local photographers and artists, the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower, is centrally located along the city's famed Magnificent Mile.

The Chicago Water Tower is the city’s most familiar and treasured landmark. Constructed between 1867 and 1869, it was created for Chicago’s mu

 nicipal water system, and originally housed a 135 foot iron standpipe used to regulate water pressure. It gained special significance as one of the few buildings to survive the destructive path of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Both the Water Tower and Pumping Station to the east were designed by William W. Boyington, one of Chicago’s most prolific architects of the mid-nineteenth century.




For The Common Good: Cards Against HumanityCurrent Exhibition:

For The Common Good: Cards Against Humanity

January 20–September 4, 2016





Maria Pinto: 25 YearsUpcoming Exhibition:

Maria Pinto: 25 Years

September 10, 2016-January 8, 2017







Daily, 10 am-6:30 pm (7 days a week); Holidays 10 am-4 pm, Except Closed on Monday, March 7 for Pulaski Day








Public Transportation:
El: Red Line exit at Chicago Ave.

CTA Bus Routes: #3, #145, #146, #147, or #151.

For additional travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com.




Public street parking is limited. Nearby parking facilities are available.