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Stand Pipe

Water Tower

 

Good place for a water tower: highest geographic area in Watertown

 

1895

11 06 WATER TOWER CONSTRUCTION BEGUN

Saturday work was begun on the masonry of the water tower in the Richard's Hill addition. W.F. Quentmeyer has the job. The foundation will be massive, occupying a space about twenty-five feet square. WR

 

1902

02 14 JEFFERSON STAND PIPE UNFROZEN . . . . With Help from Watertown

The water in our stand pipe was frozen to a considerable thickness last week, causing more or less trouble. Superintendent Julius Fix, of the Watertown waterworks, kindly volunteered to come down last Thursday to advise our officers how to prevent stand pipes from freezing, and how to open them when frozen. Under his direction John Angel climbed to the top of the standpipe and opened a hole through the ice which ended the trouble. It was dangerous work but John did it without flinching. Mr. Fix says the standpipes generally freeze when little water is consumed and that the trouble seldom occurs after the use of water becomes more general. The superintendent and commissioners greatly appreciated the assistance of Mr. Fix.[Jefferson Record] WG

 

c. 1902

 

1903

VIEWED FROM ROOF OF OCTAGON HOUSE, WHS_005_207

 

 

c.1903

1903c, Stand Pipe, WHS_004_NT_008

 

 

Jefferson Stand Pipe Unfrozen

With Help from Watertown

Watertown Gazette, 02 14 1902

The water in our stand pipe was frozen to a considerable thickness last week, causing more or less trouble. Superintendent Julius Fix, of the Watertown waterworks, kindly volunteered to come down last Thursday to advise our officers how to prevent stand pipes from freezing, and how to open them when frozen. Under his direction John Angel climbed to the top of the standpipe and opened a hole through the ice which ended the trouble. It was dangerous work but John did it without flinching. Mr. Fix says the standpipes generally freeze when little water is consumed and that the trouble seldom occurs after the use of water becomes more general. The superintendent and commissioners greatly appreciated the assistance of Mr. Fix.[Jefferson Record]

 

Cross References

Water Tower

1895-96c, Stand Pipe, building of, WHS_004_NT_069

Water Tower

1940, Interurban turning onto Western Ave, WHS_005_119

Water Tower

1965, Western Ave, Luther Prep aerial view

 

 

 

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