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John Krohn Tank House, 13000 Foothill Avenue, San Martin, Santa Clara County, CA



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HB109622
View Looking East

HB109623
View Looking Northeast

HB109624
Southwest Wall

HB109625
View Looking Northwest

HB109626
Upper Stage, Looking West

HB109627
Detail Of Windmill


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Item Title


Location
13000 Foothill Avenue, San Martin, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2111
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-124).
Building/structure dates: 1912 initial construction
Significance: This structure is typical of the hundreds -- perhaps thousands -- of tank houses that once dotted the Santa Clara Valley landscape. They provided a means by which ground water from private wells was stored and later delivered under pressure for domestic consumption and/or agricultural irrigation. This one was built for John Krohn, who moved to San Martin from Chicago in or about the year 1912. Its redwood storage tank has been removed, but a windmill remains in place. A portion of the enclosed tower may have housed a laundry room at one time.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW LOOKING EAST
2. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST
3. SOUTHWEST WALL
4. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST
5. UPPER STAGE, LOOKING WEST
6. DETAIL OF WINDMILL


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