320 views 9-28-2012
effects/layering done in picmonkey
with my images
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This castle looking tower is actually a water tower,
located in Milwaukee, WI over looking Lake Michigan…
protected by the Historical Society!!!
I live on the east side of Milwaukee,
which is very artsy and has old with the new
as far as buildings!!!
We have many Victorian era homes, offices and
Part of the complex erected for the Milwaukee Water Works over one hundred years ago, the lofty Victorian Gothic Water Tower stands on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan and encloses an iron standpipe that originally served to relieve city water mains of pulsations from pumping engines housed in the lake-front pumping station. Modern equipment has made the facility unnecessary, but tower and standpipe have remained, little altered through the years. Long a notable feature of the city’s skyline and often praised for its beauty, the Water Tower has been accorded official landmark status by the Milwaukee Landmarks Commission and the American Water Works Association.
Work on the foundation had begun by May, 1873; and on September 14, 1874, the tower was put in service, though work continued through the end of that year. Total cost of the tower, including the standpipe, was $53,017.93.