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The Portland Company made this standpipe for the Portland Water Company in 1903. It is attached to the Munjoy Hill Reservoir to provide better water service on Munjoy Hill, which had been underserved by the company.
The capacity of the tank was 500,000 gallons.
The Portland Water District acquired the reservoir and property in 1908 when it acquired the water works from the Portland Water Co.
The house was sold and removed in 1922. The new owner relocated it to the opposite side of Walnut Street.
About This Item
- Title: Metal water tank, Portland, ca. 1900
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 22 cm x 17 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 242, Box 40a 2-10
- Collection: Portland Company records
- Object Type: Image
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485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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