North Point Water Tower, East North Avenue, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
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East North Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS WI-249
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-35).
Building/structure dates: 1874 initial construction
Significance: Part of the complex erected for the Milwaukee Water Works almost one hundred years ago, the lofty Victorian Gothic Water Tower stands on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan and encloses an iron standpipe that originally served to relieve city water mains of pulsations from pumping engines housed in the lake-front pumping station. Modern equipment has made the facility unnecessary, but tower and standpipe have remained, little altered through the years. Long a notable feature of the city's skyline and often praised for its beauty, the Water Tower has recently been accorded official landmark status by the Milwaukee Landmarks Commission and the American Water Works Association.
Gombert, Charles A.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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