Plymouth Water Tower

78 Plymouth Rd, Wakefield, Michigan

Riveted steel water tower with built-up support beams.



Photo taken by James Rouse in June 2007



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This is a good example of a riveted steel water tower. The tower is traditionally composed with built-up support beams (which include attractive v-lacing) and pin-connected support bracing connections. The tower retains plaques that indicate it was 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: Added by Nathan Holth