• Created Date
  • 1869-1869
  • Description
  • From text: "… it was not until Monday, March 25th, 1867, that the water was let into the tunnel to flow through the water pipes and hydrants of the city. On that day the new water works were formally inaugurated by the laying of the corner stone of the new tower, situated about half a block west of the old tower, and since completed to a total height of 130 feet, standing on a base of twenty-four feet square. Within this tower is an iron colum... more
    From text: "… it was not until Monday, March 25th, 1867, that the water was let into the tunnel to flow through the water pipes and hydrants of the city. On that day the new water works were formally inaugurated by the laying of the corner stone of the new tower, situated about half a block west of the old tower, and since completed to a total height of 130 feet, standing on a base of twenty-four feet square. Within this tower is an iron column three feet in internal diameter, to the top of which the water is forced from the tunnel by powerful pumping machinery, and is thence forced by its own pressure through the mains and to the tops of the highest buildings in the city. less
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