Castle in the sky ©

Dawn Becker

Milwaukee, United States

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5th Place “Moon Shapes” 4-11-2011

Featured in “The World As We See It, or as we missed it” 10-28-2010

10-24-2010

A castle in the sky
for only you and I
Where dreams do come true
and you never will feel blue
Where you can touch a star,
whether near or far
That castle in the sky
just for you and I

The 1871 Wisconsin legislature authorized the City of Milwaukee to finance and build a public water system. By 1873 the Borad of Water Commissioners had constructed the old North Point Pumping Station below the bluff with intake from Lake Michigan, this tower, a reservoir a mile west, and 55 miles of water mains delivering cheap, plentiful, pure water to Milwaukee’s people and industry.
This 175 foot Victorian Gothic tower, designed by Charles A. Gombert and made of cut Niagra limestone from Wauwatosa, houses a circular wrought iron standpipe 120 feet high and four feet in diameter. Until construction of a new pumping station in 1963 the standpipe water absorbed pulsations of reciprocating steam-driven engines, and the tower prevented ice forming in the standpipe during cold weather.

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