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Ypsilanti Water Tower

Designated An American Water Landmark
Ypsilanti Water Tower
Ypsilanti Water Tower

The Ypsilanti Water Tower, with its 85 foot base constructed of Joliet limestone, holds a 250,000 gallon steel tank, was the only structure of its kind serving the community until 1956 and in 1974 the tower was designated an American "Water Landmark" by the American Water Works Association. Restored two years later, it also has been named as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the Michigan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

 

Fun facts:

Height: 147'

Year completed: 1890

Cost: $21,435.63

Customers supplied in first year: 471

 

Address:
West Cross & Washtenaw
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
GPS Coordinates:
42.24564, -83.62583
Contact:
Phone: 734-484-4600
 
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