By: Chester Danforth
Dimensions: 12 x 7 inches
This is a lovely etching of the Old Chicago Water Tower by Chester Danforth. It is listed as image 105/200 and is signed by Danforth in pencil in the lower right corner.
Originally built to enclose the tall machinery of a powerful water pump in 1869, the Chicago Water Tower is famous for being one of a very few structures to survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, although the area around it was burnt to the ground. It owes this achievement to its contraction from limestone taken from the Lemont quarry located about 25 miles southwest of the city. The water tower is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and receives hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
Condition: The print is in A condition with some light toning around where it was previously matted. It presents lovely hand coloring over a fine print impression from the original engraved plate.
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