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Manistique Water Tower (Manistique Pumping Station)

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Manistique Pumping Station
1921–1922, Fridolf Danielson. Riverside Park, north side of Deer St.
  • (Photograph by Roger Funk)

The two-hundred-foot-high, metal-domed, red brick, octagonal water tower is a prominent landmark in Manistique. Its eight recessed wall panels, each with a single segmental-arched window near the top, stand on a prominent base of cast concrete and yellowish-gray brick that rises to a height nearly one-third the total height of the structure. Paired triglyph-like ornaments decorate the frieze. A pedimented entrance pavilion projects from the base; over the entrance is a large segmental-arched light. The structure houses a 200,000-gallon steel water tank built by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Works Company. The City of Manistique erected the municipal water tower and a nearby pumping plant.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Manistique Water Tower (Manistique Pumping Station)", [Manistique, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 537-537.

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