Grand Ledge Water Tower
200 Block of Front Street
Riveted steel water tower with built-up support beams.
Photo taken by Nathan Holth in April 2009
+42.75611, -84.7443342°45'22" N, 84°44'40" W
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.
- July 11, 2010: New photos from Nathan Holth
- July 2, 2010: Added by Nathan Holth