Cicero Avenue Water Tower

West of South Cicero Avenue, Just South of Sanitary and Ship Canal

Riveted steel water tower with built-up support beams.



Photo taken by Nathan Holth in August 2006



Street View 


This is a riveted steel water tower that is located in an industrial complex and can be seen from a distance on Cicero Avenue. The tower is traditionally composed with built-up support beams (which include attractive v-lacing) and pin-connected support bracing connections. The tower may have been built by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Works (Also Called Chicago Bridge and Iron Company), which appears to have patented designs on water towers and built a majority of such water towers in the Midwest, particularly in the 1920s and 1930s.

Update Log 

  • July 2, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • July 1, 2010: Added by Nathan Holth