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Western Springs, Illinois (1892)

The triangular Village Green, located in the heart of Western Springs is dominated by the old stone water tower. The tower was deeded by the Charles C. Collins family to the people of Western Springs in January 1892, to he used as a public park and as a site for a water tower. Today it serves as the home of the Western Springs Historical Society Museum. Built in 1892, the tower is 112.5 feet high and required 156 carloads of Naperville stone and brick.