Wednesday, January 30, 2013

29:365 Old and New . . .

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This is a water tank. Chicago's skyline used to be dotted with them all over the city. They are a remnant of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. Not so many left now - estimates in 2006 ranged from 144 to 178. There is a great article from the 26 July 2006 Chicago Tribune if you would like to read more about them. 

2 comments:

Auntea said...

I love the photo! That is a really interesting article. I've seen those tanks and always wondered about them. Great choice for today's post A.

A :-) said...

Thank you Ellie! :-)