Community History

The Old Water Tower by Louise Barwick, 1893. Located, in the artist’s own words, “200 feet north of 103rd Street between Hoyne and Seeley,” the water tower was constructed circa 1888 as part of a much-needed water system that included a windmill. The then modern achievement became redundant when the area was annexed to Chicago in 1890, when water and other utilities began being supplied by the City.  

By Linda Lamberty,   Historian Ridge Historical Society   Leading into the upcoming art-centric exhibit, “Louise Barwick’s Lost Ridge” at the Ridge Historical Society, here is a brief sketch of the history

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