Time Tower

Elgin, Illinois was once a timekeeping and industrial marvel as home to the Elgin National Watch Company, and the Elgin Tower Building stands as a reminder of a time when winding up a pocket watch was something respectable men did. Built in 1929, the timing couldn’t have been worse for a tower built by a bank.

  • Eaves, Chris (Sept. 7, 2007). Time Tower [Photograph]. Elgin, Illinois. Shot on a Canon Digital Rebel XTI at 18mm, 1/200 sec., f9.0, ISO100.