The Oldham Club, an exclusive dining and gambling business with rented rooms, was established and built by ship captain Harry Oldham on the bluff behind 109 Park Avenue. It later became part of the Tower Hotel as well. The bridge over the driveway led to the bluff behind the Bartlett Hotel, where guests of the club and the hotel could sit and gaze at the channel and Lake Michigan. To the left of the club is the Coast Guard signal flag tower, and to the far left is one of the girder legs of the water tower.
This is a view of the Tower Hotel from the channel. The support girders of the water tower are behind it.