Old Milford Water Tower

North of Northeast Avenue

Riveted steel water tower with built-up support beams.



Photo taken by Nathan Holth in August 2006




This is an example of a riveted steel water tower located in an industrial complex, but visible from public roads. The tower is traditionally composed with built-up support beams (which include attractive v-lacing) and pin-connected support bracing connections. The tower may have been built by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Works (Also Called Chicago Bridge and Iron Company), which appears to have patented designs on water towers and built a majority of such water towers in the Midwest, particularly in the 1920s and 1930s.

Update Log 

  • July 1, 2010: Added by Nathan Holth