Sunday, September 7, 2008

North Point Water Tower

The North Point Water Tower was built in 1873 to assist in providing water to the city, which at the time was pumped from Lake Michigan. The 175-foot limestone tower houses a 120-foot tall, four-foot diameter standpipe, which cushioned the pulsation of the steam-powered pump. The tower was designated a local landmark in 1968, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

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