Henry H. Huson House and Water Tower

405 Collins St., Plymouth, Wisconsin


Water Tower

Henry H. Huson was a very successful merchant in Plymouth and served as mayor several times. In 1885, he built this water tower to serve his home across the street. When the city put in a water network, the water tower ceased operation. (A hand pump caps the well, inside the building.) A wooden windmill on the roof provided the pump's power.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning, August 2010


National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 28, 1980
Reference number
NR name
Huson, Henry H., House and Water Tower
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Dowingesque
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Park
Period of significance
Significant year
ca. 1870
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3

Update Log 

  • July 16, 2011: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • August 3, 2010: New photos from J.R. Manning



Henry H. Huson House and Water Tower
Posted August 3, 2010, by Mike Page (mike [dot] page [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That is incredible. Such ingenuity, and it's beautiful as well.