Lamp Posts and Water Pumps in Winnetka

The village of Winnetka, a suburb of Chicago, incorporated in 1869, has still a few remnants from its earliest years found in the infrastucuture and architecture.  In particular, in the yards of some of the oldest houses that date from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuies one can find old lamp posts and water pumps.  The lamp posts most likely used gas originally, but were likely rewired in later years to use elecricity, while the water pumps have likely not been used for decades.

Lamp Posts

Old Water Pumps

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