Sebewaing Water Tower

East of 1st Street and North of Grove Street

Riveted steel water tower with built-up support beams.

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Photo taken by Nathan Holth

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Description 

This is a riveted steel water tower located in a small town. The tower is traditionally composed with built-up support beams (which include attractive v-lacing) and pin-connected support bracing connections. The bracing rods include loop-forged eyebars. 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 2, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • July 1, 2010: Added by Nathan Holth