Grand Ledge Water Tower

200 Block of Front Street

Riveted steel water tower with built-up support beams.

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Overview

Photo taken by Nathan Holth in April 2009

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Description 

This is a riveted steel water tower that 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 11, 2010: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • July 2, 2010: Added by Nathan Holth

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