Pioneer Water Tower

Demolished
North of Lynn Street and East of State Street

Riveted steel water tower with built-up support beams.

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Overview.

Photo taken by Nathan Holth

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Description 

This is a riveted steel water tower that is located in the small-town village of Pioneer. 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 

  • September 21, 2016: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Landmark has been demolished.
  • July 2, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • July 1, 2010: Added by Nathan Holth

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Pioneer Water Tower
Posted September 20, 2016, by Mark Rhodes (rhodes_mark [at] comcast [dot] net)

Sadly, this water tower was demolished in 2014.