Home WIN: On the 150th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire which began on October 8, 1871… View of the Chicago Water Tower and pumping station after the Great Fire of 1871. Chicago Water Tower, 1869, William W. Boyington, 806 North Michigan Avenue. Photo Credit: Chicago History Museum, ICHi-002792

View of the Chicago Water Tower and pumping station after the Great Fire of 1871. Chicago Water Tower, 1869, William W. Boyington, 806 North Michigan Avenue. Photo Credit: Chicago History Museum, ICHi-002792

View of the Chicago Water Tower and pumping station after the Great Fire of 1871. Chicago Water Tower, 1869, William W. Boyington, 806 North Michigan Avenue. Photo Credit: Chicago History Museum, ICHi-002792