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North Point Water Tower, East North Avenue, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI



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Location
East North Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
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.

Related Names
Gombert, Charles A.
Lane, Moses
MacRitchie, Charles
Nichol, John


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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