DURHAM WATER TOWER

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DURHAM WATER TOWER

,
Durham
NC
Built in
1939
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

New Deal era water tower still flows for Durham

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  • Submitted by Gary on Monday, June 20, 2011 - 2:00am

    Thanks Toby - I've recopied some of yours and tried my best with my original photo, which wasn't super sharp. DURHAM N.C. WATER WORKS THE CITY COUNCIL W. F. CARR - MAYOR ALDERMEN J. F. BARFIELD W.N. RAND J. B. COLE B.F. SEWELL A.M. HARRIS ?. S. SLATTERY ?.W. MUNFORD J.E. STRAWBRIDGE H.I. PARRISH ?.T. TAYLOR D.R. PERRY A.P. WIGGINS H. A. YANCEY - CITY MANAGER C. G. ALSTON - CITY CLERK C. V. JONES - CITY ATTORNEY WM. H. PIATT - CONSULTING ENGINEER J. C. MICHIE - SUP'T. WATER DEPT. D. M. WILLIAMS - ASST. SUPT. H.F. REDDING - RES. ENG. CONTRACTORS CHICAGO BRIDGE AND IRON CO. JF MCGUIRE CONST GC V.B. HIGGINS CO

  • Submitted by Toby on Monday, June 20, 2011 - 2:00am

    @Anon -- The first one says: --------------------------- FEDERAL EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC WORKS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAROLD L. ICKES ADMINISTRATOR OF PUBLIC WORKS DURHAM WATER WORKS 1939 --------------------------

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Monday, June 20, 2011 - 2:00am

    I would love to see what is written on those plaques. Any text possible? Thanks...

  • Submitted by cynical on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 2:00am

    How about "Durham, Renowned the World Around" in big green letters on the water tower? Kinda catchy. Or perhaps an arrow pointing down stating "If you lived here, you'd be home by now."

  • Submitted by Kevin Hartzog on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 2:00am

    I wouldn't harp too much about the lack of cool logo. In Durham, you have to "Find Your Cool."

  • Submitted by LorettaNC on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 2:00am

    Is there a reason Durham's water tower doesn't have a cool "logo" or painting representing the city it resides in like other city towers?

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 2:00am

    Thanks for the clarification... Excellent example of Roosevelt's New Deal project history information...

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  • Tue, 06/21/2011 - 7:21pm by gary

Location

United States
35° 58' 59.0376" N, 78° 53' 17.5416" W
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,
Durham
NC
Built in
1939
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

 

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Durham Water Tower, ~1950

<a href="http://www.herald-sun.com">The Herald-Sun Newspaper</a>

 

This 1.5 million gallon water tower was built in 1939 - it is elevated 145 feet above this high elevation near East Pettigrew and South Alston Ave.

 

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05.08.11

 

 

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05.08.11

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